These Brave Garbage Collectors Are Like Spidermen (Photos)

Somewhere down there at the end of those ropes, two men are picking up garbage. (Image: Weibo.com)
Somewhere down there at the end of those ropes, two men are picking up garbage. (Image: Weibo.com)

Zhangjiajie in Hunan Province, China, is a world-class national park that was designated as a World Heritage site over 20 years ago.

Each year, the area is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists, domestic and international. But sadly a huge amount of trash gets left there.

On April 4, the first day of the three-day national Qingming Festival or Tombsweeping Holiday, many tourists were fascinated by two sanitation workers picking up trash in a very special way.

From a cliff at an altitude of around 4,600 feet, they abseiled down to clean up garbage gathered at the bottom.

To promote the idea of keeping the area clean, the administration set up a huge message board where tourists can leave their fingerprints as a “like,” and to promise to stick to civilized behavior standards, no smoking, dropping trash, or carving initials.

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The mist might have hidden the view, but there’s still something to see. (Image: Weibo.com)

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The spidermen add a new spectacle at the lookout point. (Image: Weibo.com)

Going down... (Image: cnr.cn)

Going down… (Image: Weibo.com)

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And down! (Image: Weibo.com)

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They’re barely visible at the bottom. (Image: Weibo.com)

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The end of a hard day’s work. (Image: Weibo.com)

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Kids learn about doing it right! (Image: Weibo.com)

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