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The cooled sulfur is broken into large pieces and carried out in baskets by the miners. Typical loads range from 70100 kilograms, and must be carried to the crater rim approximately 200 meters above before being carried several kilometers down the mountain.
I tried to lift one basket; it almost destroyed my shoulder although I don't feel myself as physically weak.

Most miners make this journey twice a day. The miners are paid by a nearby sugar refinery by the weight of sulfur transported; as of September 2010 the typical daily earnings were equivalent to approximately $13.00 US.

The miners often use insufficient protection while working around the volcano and are susceptible to numerous respiratory complaints. (source : Wikipedia & personal comments)

You will not be asked for money or for food if you cross one of these fellows, but fo a cigarette. Isn't that ironic?

I chose a wide angle to enlarge the scene as much as possible in order to show the immensity compared to the climbing miner.

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