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Europe's highest toilets

Sep 13, 2007 / alpMedia
This summer two public toilets were installed at an altitude of 4 260 m on the French side of the Mont Blanc. Every year some 30,000 climbers head up the Alps's highest mountain.
And every summer the snow and ice along the most frequented routes is tinged with a yellow-brown hue caused by urine, faeces and vomitus. A helicopter was used to fly the two dry toilets to the mountain top, bringing the total cost of the new sanitary installations to around €145,000. The toilets are to be emptied once a year and the unsavoury contents transported back down to the valley by helicopter. Waste has been a serious problem on the Mont Blanc for some time now.
Source: (en)