For climbers, nothing beats being up in the mountains, with a view of the Alps, breathing the pure mountain air and surrounded by pristine, er, yellow snow. Unfortunately mountain climbers, like everybody else, need to answer the call of nature ...
In places where they have serious winters, serious cyclists invest in studded snow tyres, which have little pointy carbide nipples set in each rubber block of the tread. They may sound like accessories for an S&M scene, but these can cope with almost any surface short of a pristine skating rink.
Matt Seaton, The Guardian, 3 January 2008. Guardian
But, knowing that she would need to make a final and unforgettable impression - at her execution - she had managed to acquire a pristine chemise, petticoat, morning dress, and bonnet, all in white.
This must be fun, one presumes, for the large and talented cast melodramatically sporting the ketchup-colored goop, but how about the backstage minions who have to make stage, costumes and actors pristine before the next blood bath?