Such a beautiful and surreal place. It took some patience taking this image. The wind would blow in my direction covering the whole place with the odourous fumes. Only every now and then does the torquiose lake reveals itself for a few seconds before covering it again with the sulphur smoke.
Its only a 3km accent up and yet took me an incredible 2 hours to climb up! Oh How unfit am I!
The Mined Sulphur on closeup.
Sulphur miners in the fume covered crater.
Finally I reached the crater rim, only to be greeted by this post telling me that there is more to climb if you can withstand the throat burning sulphur dioxide fumes, you could walk up the top of the volcano, or descent to the base of the crater which would take you another 1.5 hours.
Amazing surrealist landscape which looks almosts alien and breathtakingly beautiful.