About hard work

I photographed this man while climbing the Huangshan Mountain in China.
The mountain has steps carved in rock from the bottom to the top. But if you think that makes it easier, you are so wrong… Instead of the usual zig-zag going up the mountain, in this case the trail goes mostly straight up, meaning it’s a lot steeper. It will take your breath away even if you don’t have more than a bottle of water in your backpack. And while you’re working your way up, you’ll see these guys carrying incredible weights with a steady pace. They carry everything the hotels on the top need. One climb usually takes about 5 hours, while the descent takes about 2 or 3.
They do this twice per day. Every day.