Kids in China climb 2,500ft cliff to school
May 30, 2016 | 17 comments
One school in China is so inaccessible that pupils have to climb down a huge cliff just to get there.
If you thought your own daily school or work commute was bad, spare a thought for these kids.
Situated in Zhaojue county, southwest China, one remote village is so out of the way that the local school can only be reached by descending an almost totally vertical 800m cliff using nothing but a series of rickety bamboo ladders and vines.
Children as young as six are forced to endure the two-hour climb once every two weeks as there is currently no other way up or down the cliff and no other school for them to go to.
Fortunately though, thanks to the amount of criticism levied at the local Liangshan prefectural government following the release of the story, plans to build a makeshift metal staircase up the mountain are expected to be announced soon.
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