Mount Ijen and the Sulphur Miners

Sulphur miners reach the rim of the caldera with their loads of sulphur blocks [click to enlarge]

Once you have climbed from the small village at the base of the mountain to the rim of the caldera it is over another 900 metres to the floor of the volcano. This young man is smiling despite the extremely heavy load he is carrying and the fact that he is only halfway to the rim.