By Erik Crouch
Attending a “school atop a mountain” sounds great until you realize that you live below the mountain, and need to rely on a series of ladders—some with vertical drops of up to 70 meters—to get to class each day. For children in Sangzi, Hunan province, this adventurous trek is just another part of the daily commute. The climbers bring their backpacks, supplies, and even their pets to school via this amazing ladder system. Thankfully for the weak-kneed, the Guardian’s video does not show the student’s descent at the end of the schoolday.