Children in Colombia use a zip line to go to school

by David

Residents of Los Pinos, Colombia, including children, use a zipline for their daily commute. There are two ways in or out of Los Pinos– A two-hour hike or a one-minute zip line ride. Eight children use the zip line daily to go to school and return home. There are no plans to build a bridge, because the population of the village doesn’t jusify it. Two separate cables strung across the river 1,200 feet below allow you to come and go, so– bring your own pully, rope, and brake, and away you go! It looks like fun, but I don’t know about doing it every day.

The only thing I don’t like about this video is that the interviews in Spanish with the locals are hard to hear. 🙁

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10.Dec.2007 - 6:11 pm

Oh, my word! I never really thought of myself as scared of heights, but from that perspective, well, yes, I would be afraid. What’s it called when people are afraid to leave their home? I think I’d have THAT fear too, if I lived in that village.

11.Dec.2007 - 7:23 pm

Acabo de mostrar a mis hijos este clip y ahora ellos quieren viver en este pueblo sin duda!
Yo supongo que casi todos los ninos estan muy valiente.
(aunque mi esposa no es tan entusiastica)

12.Dec.2007 - 1:36 am

@eclexia – after a few weeks of trudging the 2 hour hike in and out, you might decide to use the zipline 😀

@craig – creo que aveces niños son valientes porque no piensan en lo malo que podría suceder. quizá nosotros debemos hacer lo mismo 🙂

28.Apr.2008 - 11:47 am

Where in Colombia is Los Pinos at? I’m planning a trip and would love to check this out.


28.Apr.2008 - 5:42 pm

That’s a good question Mari, and I don’t have the answer to it. Perhaps if you search on Google you can find something. If I find anything, I’ll post back here.


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