I desperately needed to wee by this stage, but as I was the only lady I thought I would rather hold it in until we got to the top of the slope...Yuriy said it would take about another 90minutes or so, and insisted I rather go immediately...well all the guys sprang into action, build me a ledge (flat area) and now it was up to me to strip off the layers...first problem: what about my harness?? do I take the whole thing off? Anyway I was told to just loosen the leg straps (clever!!) strip the layers and squat! I had to take off my mitts, grab my layers and get them down, all whilst being aware not to pee on the loose straps or my boots...so there I was at 5000m in the clouds, squatting whilst watching the sunrise and the planet Venus...I could think of worse things to be doing in my life!!
My wee carried on....and on....and on...and them some...Joe eventually asked me what the hell I was doing haha - I just laughed and said it won't stop! By the time I got my pants back on I had peed a cavern so deep I couldn't see the end of it haha!
Yuriy even said, sho-good thing you went you must be at least 2kg lighter now, the climb will be easy haha (says the strong Russian who can climb those slopes in his sleep)!