For the children of Pili, a village high in the foothills between China, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, getting to school isn't just difficult, according to a report by The Telegraph, it's life-threatening.

"Dangerous! Careful, hold on to the rope…" the man in the video says. The journey is a total of 120 miles, 50 of which cannot be accessed by vehicles. At one point, the path narrows to just a few inches over a cliff around 1,000 feet above ground. Teachers escort the children on the dangerous trek four time a year, since the youngest students are 6 years old.


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