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A Harrowing, Mountain Scaling Commute For Chinese Schoolkids

  • Children from Atule'er village were pictured climbing vine ladders to go back to remote homes at 2,624 feet high
  • The perilous journey takes two hours and they are supervised by parents who use ropes to ensure their safety 
  • An official of Shaojue County said the trip could be extremely dangerous and it had killed around eight residents
  • Due to the treacherous commute, some children from the village can't receive education after they reach school age