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What these Columbian kids have to do just to get to school is crazy…

This 800m steel zip line is the only easy way for children to go to school in the town of Colombian town of Acacías.

Some kids might complain about having to take the bus to school, but what about a zip line?

Children in a small village in Colombia only have two choices when it comes to making the commute to their school. They can either make a two-hour hike down the side of a mountain to cross through a canyon or they can save some time and zip line. Many of the children and adults, choose the zip line because it’s relatively easier and time it saves, according to a video by Zoomin.TV. 

The cable that moves the children to school hangs about 754 feet above the canyon and is about half a mile long. During the journey, the children on the zip line can reach up to 55 miles per hour as they zip over the canyon and to town. Not only is this the main for of transportation for people in the village, it is also completely maintained by the locals with no government assistance. For the smaller children who can’t do the journey themselves, either their siblings or parents will put them in a sack and carry them on the zip line to get them across. How does your commute compare? Would you take the zip line?

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These kids use a 700 feet high zip line to go to school! For these families living atop an isolated mountain high above the Rio Negro River in Colombia’s rainforest, steel cables provide the most efficient route to reach other communities. The zip line phenomena traces back centuries. Natives used to rely on hemp ropes to journey across the canyon. While soaring through the air on their way to school, ziplining students can reach speeds up to 56mph. Source: Facebook/ZoominPlus

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