And the toilets? There were some challenging moments. I never successfully managed to sneak off behind a bush to pee - I tried but just couldn't do it, so I gave up and had to wait every day until we reached the campsite to use the portable toilet in the toilet tent. That was challenging too - the zip on the door of the toilet tent broke half way through the week so you would find yourself sitting on the portable toilet with the wind and rain flapping the canvas tent door and anyone able to see in if they had a mind to do so. It soon dawned on me that no-one was actually interested, and the weather was so cold near the summit that it concentrated my efforts to pee as quickly as possible and get myself wrapped up again. It was so bizarre that once or twice I found myself chuckling and I think that helped me to relax, making it easier to manage. I did struggle a few times and had to use some of my strategies, especially if I knew someone was waiting for me to finish so that they could use the toilet next, BUT it didn't stop me doing what I wanted to do, and if I can manage my condition in that situation I really feel as if I can manage it anywhere. And it was a question of managing it - my difficulties didn't disappear but I could handle them and they became less restricting.
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