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Children who spend two hours scaling a cliff to get to school will soon have a steel ladder to climb instead of vines

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ifteen grade schoolers from ages 6 to 15 attend boarding school at the foot of a mountain in a remote village in Sichuan Province. The cliff they scale twice a month to visit home is half a mile tall, and the project to build a ladder for the journey involves 1,500 steel pipes at a cost of $150,000. It is scheduled to be completed in early November.
4 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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