No School Bus? Then Ride a Zip Line to School

Transportation is challenging for people living in the mountains around the Rio Negro in Colombia. For more than two hundred years, the only way in or out of this area has been by zip line. Even school-age children ride it a half-mile every day to attend classes:

More than 1,300ft above the roaring Rio Negro in Colombia, nine-year-old Daisy Mora prepares to throw herself over the abyss. Attaching herself to an old and rusted pulley system she drops over the edge before plummeting at 40mph along a zip wire to the opposite bank half a mile away - a vertigo-inducing journey she has to take every day to get to school.

Link via The Agitator

Am I the only one who thinks that if this was in America, the lawsuits would be crazy insane?

As for how she stops, looking at the picture and making an assumption, her right arm is holding the brakes.
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At least they are getting a proper education in risk management. Kids are bat shit crazy anyways, and this is probably the least of your concerns for your child in Colombia with drug wars going on.


Probably takes a bus to a certain point, and then walks the rest of the way up.
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Why don't you mention the fact that that sack she's holding contains her 5 YEAR OLD BROTHER
That was seroiulsy the most shocking thing I read in this article!
haha jeeeeeeez. I think being in the bag might actually be scarier!
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Wait a second. When you watch the video that Michael S. posted (which was uploaded in 2007) it says that Daisy is 11.
You'd think that the article would mention that the pictures are 4 years old.
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I am not convinced that this is the REAL way these kids get to and from school. I guess it is possible but parents even in third world countries would have a little bit of concern about bagging their kids up and flying them a quarter mile up in the air. I wrote on a real Zip line I made:
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