Thursday, April 04, 2013

Chinese children tackle 70m cliff climb on school route

Children from a remote village in southern China face a treacherous journey home from school, up 230-foot ladders that stand against a vertical cliff.

The children, who go to school 35 kilometres away from their remote village in Sangzhi County, Hunan Province rarely have the opportunity to go home.

When they do have the chance to visit their parents, they must first navigate a rocky mountain path, before climbing up rickety wooden ladders to reach their destination.

YouTube link. BBC news link.

The children are not the only ones who are forced to use the vertigo-inducing access route - anyone who wants to reach Zhangjiawan Village must undertake the hair-raising climb, and that includes pets.

No comments: