School children in Colombia (*fixed) have to ride zip lines suspended 1330-feet about the Rio Negro to school everyday. In addition to farmers using it to transport goods, “the 12 steel cables that connect one side of the valley to the other are the only access to the outside world” that a handful of families have. Continue reading for one more picture and a video (Thanks Mr Smith!)

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.

[via Dailymail]