Per usual, Stephen & I made our trek yesterday: 34 kilometers cycled and 690 steps climbed.
But we were showed up.
Some additional structures were being built at the top of the climb, which required concrete–a favorite and overused resource around here. The only way to get that much concrete to the top of the mountain is to carry it.
This woman is carrying a 5-liter bucket full of sand on her head for all 690 steps! Never mind her long skirt, and the noon sun bringing temperatures over 90 degrees.