Scariest Walks to School: Chinese Children Climb Vertical Ladders Up Mountain

These kids in China have an incredibly dangerous mountain climb to get to school. (Image: epSos .de via Compfight cc)
These kids in China have an incredibly dangerous mountain climb to get to school. (Image: epSos .de via Compfight cc)

It’s back to school for all American kids. If they’re whining about getting up early, walking to school, not liking the bus… show them this video. Tell ’em to suck it up…and have a lovely day.

“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,” reported the Telegraph.
“The children, who go to school 30 miles 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 65 feet up rickety wooden ladders to reach their destination.”

Well, maybe they’re not scared you say, maybe they’re used to it? Not really. One mother said her legs were shaking and she didn’t dare to look down. I don’t blame her. And they have to carry their full back packs too!

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