Life is about to get a bit easier for the students who have what might be the world’s most terrifying walk to school.
Children that live in the mountains of China’s Sichuan province face an 800m cliff climb to get to school each day. Until recently they have had to use vines to pull themselves up the cliff.
Students as young as six need to use this track to get to the only school in the region.
Thankfully for the children life’s about to get a bit easier. A new steel ladder has been built which will replace the vines.
The village of Atule’er has built the ladder, which consists of 1500 steel pipes.
Local authorities paid 1 million yuan (NZ$207,000) for the new ladder’s construction.
It will have handrails and a more stable structure.