Our first-world problems suddenly feel especially minuscule after seeing these photos of kids from a small village in Xiangxi province who need to climb up a cliff using rope to get to school every day.
The cliff is about 10 meters high, and around 50 students who climb it daily must use two strands of hemp rope to get from bottom to top. According to reports, the rope is tied to a little plant on the cliff, and the string has been scuffed by sharp rock overtime, making it extremely dangerous.
The netizen who released these images said that this large peak is located in a very small township village, “The cliff is almost vertical, approximately two storeys tall, and children at the top of the hill in the village have to go to school like this. It is said that there are roads to the school, but they are too far away, and the students aren’t willing to to spend money on bus to get there.”
By Isabel Quan