Ijen Crater, Java, Indonesia. Ijen is mined for sulphur.
Local men supplement their farming by extracting and carrying sulphur.
These are not straight forward paths, climbing scrambling up the crater. The miners are very sure footed.
It has been known for the bamboo bar between the two baskets to break under the load.
Miners work with three loads shuttling them up the crater in short distances. Paid by the kilo that they transport to the weigh station at the bottom of the mountain.
Miners carry their loads from the crater to weigh station at bottom of mountain, loads can be upwards of 100 kg.