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What's the stupidest thing you've ever done to yourself?

We're keeping this one open for two weeks to allow you to get up to stupid stuff and send it in.

(, Thu 20 Dec 2007, 12:36)
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Pissing in the wind
I was going to post this as a reply to the bloke who fell in his piss while he was camping but hey

I was down in Cornwall climbing with a mate. We'd spent most of the afternoon climbing and I'd been busting for a waz for hours. It's not really feasable to get the chap out while hanging in a climbing harness so I waited..and waited.

When we eventually reached the top, the wind had blown up to a really decent gale and I trotted off for a piss. I couldn't really find any shelter but as we've all been told before; 'don't piss into the wind'. I turn my back to the wind, brace myself against the force of the gale so as not to lose my footing and open the valve.

What I would have known if I'd done Aeronautical Engineering at drinking club/university instead of Elecrical is that the wind passing between your legs at that speed causes some kind of swirly vortex thing. Net result - a hot stream of fresh piss heads off downwind before arcing beautifully upwards and straight into my own face. "Aargh, bollocks!" I scream which only results in the piss going into my mouth. Then I start dancing around trying to find a direction I can stand in which doesn't cover me in piss. After about twenty seconds of experimenting I am doused head to foot (all up my front and back as well!) and standing at a 45 degree angle to the wind on one leg, aiming the jet at the floor.

Yes, my mate saw the whole merry dance. Apparently it was quite funny.

Length? It was cold, ok?
(, Fri 21 Dec 2007, 12:17, 2 replies)
It's at times like that I'm thankful for being a woman in a climbing harness...just unclip the back and squat - mind your climbing shoes - and away you go.

Added to which as a woman I don't have to worry about reorganising bits when let down on a rope. Neither do I have to worry about running when I've got my belay device attached to the front of the harness.
(, Fri 21 Dec 2007, 12:21, closed)
You're quite right. I was at the wall a few weeks ago belaying a friend. I only realised that one of my balls was hanging inside one of my leg loops when she took quite a nice lead fall. I was nearly sick.
(, Fri 21 Dec 2007, 12:46, closed)

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