Chinese schoolchildren tackle cliffs and rushing rivers to go to school



At the beginning and end of each school term, a group of at least 80 students from China’s northwestern Xinjiang province endure a long and arduous journey from the remote village of Pili to their school, situated 200 kilometres away


Escorted by a mix of professors and locals, the schoolchildren tackle the rough terrain by foot, crossing an 80-kilometre expanse of jagged cliff-faces, rushing rivers and rapids. Photos of their trip were published by a Chinese journalist on the social networking Website, Weibo. The trek takes two days and one night to complete.


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