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2 towns in Colombia linked by a zipline. Everything from food to small animals and even children are transported across the cable, which is 800 meters long, and 300 meters high. The trip lasts about 30 seconds each way and saves people around 2 to 3 hours of walking.

2 towns in Colombia linked by a zipline. Everything from food to small animals and even children are transported across the cable, which is 800 meters long, and 300 meters high. The trip lasts about 30 seconds each way and saves people around 2 to 3 hours of walking.

Salazopyrin

WTF I initially thought they were using just the wood piece! Anyway that's some crazy south America shit right there


NoPassenger5721

The children on the zip line can reach up to 55 miles per hour as they zip over the canyon and to town.


Both_District_5380

This is very dangerous. Why they've take this way?


Nukebrs

Usually people in small towns (I’m guessing they are more like villages than towns) on poor countries don’t really have much choice when it comes to things like this. There is basically no infrastructure so for them it’s either walk half the day or take the more dangerous route. Also, although they realize it is dangerous, usually they don’t “care” as much about the danger because when you are in a situation like that, you take what you can get


pelos1

Because normal people have not grown in a bubble afraid of everything. They have use that since they are babies. I am sure mother have use it with babies in their back. Is a zip line what's the danger? Safer than a car.


sativadaze

I didn’t catch the harness at first either and was just thinking “damn, third world gonna third world”. Shame on me, she’s OSHA compliant.


prettylovers

It's entirely environment friendly actually. And pretty smart. Take your shitty comment elsewhere.


Aksds

It wasn’t a shitty comment.


Athena-In-Ether

The only shitty comment here is yours, take your attitude elsewhere.


prettylovers

no


Athena-In-Ether

😂


CMDR_Duzro

It’s basically 2-3_hours_walking.zip


HordeOfAngryGophers

Incredible joke, if I could I'd gold this


Commercial_Custard53

Very very hilarious joke.


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What?


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mynameisnotthom

Each way?! How do they get back up?


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DS4KC

Apparently no one else watched the entire video


UFCoding

Tbf its been posted like 100 times but this is the first time ive seen that part includes


speedcunt

Ain't nobody got time fo dat!


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karpenter_v1

How do they replenish those sands tho?


WhatTheHomePod

Press F5.


Last_Awareness_7220

Dangerous but funny


neeeeonbelly

You just hop on at the bottom facing the other way.


Clearlypandering

There's a campfire at the top you can fast travel back to.


Arglefarb

When I was your age I zip-lined uphill both ways just to get to school and back


CybranM

They just unzip


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obinice_khenbli

What about the way back wasn't clear in the video?


Rizo1981

Asking the only real question.


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Welcome… to the true man’s world.


NFTArtist

Catapult of course


WhatTheHomePod

That’s actually interesting I found this: > The cable that moves the children to school hangs about 754 feet above the canyon and is about half a mile long. During the journey, the children on the zip line can reach up to 55 miles per hour as they zip over the canyon and to town. Not only is this the main for of transportation for people in the village, it is also completely maintained by the locals with no government assistance. For the smaller children who can’t do the journey themselves, either their siblings or parents will put them in a sack and carry them on the zip line to get them across. https://wearemitu.com/no-pos-wow/these-children-in-colombia-zip-line-over-a-massive-canyon-just-to-get-to-school/#


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This is metal.


[deleted]

Pretty sure it's wood.


Serious_Buy6109

The locals who maintain it are de facto government. That’s what government is, all of us pitching in for the common good.


cancelled_user

Anarchism in action.


FlipMineArseDad

I'd much rather see this than a 12 lane bridge with traffic jam


cancelled_user

Me too, anarchism isn't a bad thing, it's when people take responsibility for themselves.


LegitimateAd4834

Why is this comment being downvoted? It's accurate


anemptycardboardbox

Because *anarchy* is a scary word. But if you just call it *de facto government* like the poster above, then it's not scary and you get upvotes


leonryan

i think in my whole life I know maybe 4 people who'd have the balls to ride that.


Rheabae

Why? You're just sitting and gliding. If it was close by I'd do it in a heartbeat


leonryan

so would I, but most people I know would freak about the height of it


CougarAries

And bungee jumping is just taking a step and floating for a few seconds. Most people still wouldn't have the balls to do it.


druman22

What do they do if someone gets stuck


Meowonita

they will be found in the forest down below.


MrPickles84

Welp, he’s not stuck anymore!


TheDarkKnight2991

Camera man must record school fights


DingoMcPhee

How do you even build something like this? Stand at the top and throw a rope reeeeeeally hard?


devilsglare

This how my parents swear they went to school


hol123nnd

"Weeeeeeeeeeeeee" - Pablo Escobar 1985


RxdditRoamxr

This made me spit my drink out


Samurai_1990

[And Weeeeeeee!](https://youtu.be/BorQ_ULcvss)


BigBluntsMcBongford

I hope they replace that piece of wood often, else the friction will break it eventually.


liptoniceteabagger

The wood is only meant to help stop someone from spinning.


bigjaymck

It looks like the wood is just the brake. On the guy coming in at the end, you can see the pulley that actually holds the seat/harness. I imagine that the wood gets replaced as it wears.


Inspirational_Lizard

It looks like there's something in front of the wood so that doesn't happen


grpagrati

What's that wooden boomerang thing for? I'm guessing a brake, or a holder like in buses to steady yourself


vineblinds

To not spin


Kuro_Hige

This is the way to travel.


scooterboy1961

Since the departure and arrival platforms are at roughly the same elevation I'm guessing that to return from the other side you have to walk up the mountain on the other side where that end of the other cable is higher up than this side.


LolindirLink

Childhood dream come true! Packing my suitcase!


Frijolo_Brown

I will pay to do that❤️


BadnewzSHO

I will pay to not do that.😬


zerosupervision

Can you imagine forgetting something on the other and realizing half way through the ride?


ninjastarr723

I'll stop wondering why there are so many zip lines in Far Cry games now


Drunken-scottish

Oh. Hell. No.


TheMartyr112

Not gonna lie. This seems a lot fuckin cooler than my boring ass commute. Lol


javabender

I’ll walk thanks


song4this

I wonder how long a cable lasts before being replaced...


Pr0blemchld

Who tests it and checks every cm to see whether there are any weak points Developing. I'm getting stressed thinking about it.


Letscommenttogether

True but this thick cable has some serious holding power. I'd be more worried about fixtures.


Hycran

What do we say to death?


spicytrashpanda

Not today.


well_actuallE

Hi there


xantung

Unfortunately there is the upside to it.


cantstopsearching

It's...like..a bridge.


Charming_Ordinary_25

Even if it would save me my weekend I would still walk


Betta_everyday

CAnt wait to connect that zip line technologies to the space station. This will save everyone Time and $$$$


crtlALTdltaccount

As a helicopter pilot- this scares the shit out of me! No markers or anything along those lines..


Doctor_Trickster

Thirty seconds each way??? Are they taping rockets to themselves to get back up?


Best-Hand-2954

Baby girl got back


yesilovethis

okay how does she come back? by playing the gif backward?


FrogOnTheBog

That lady got a dump truck pooper


WizePranker2020

Think I'd rather walk tbh. That looks scary as shit.


TheBushmanOfKalahari

I usually hate human beings but this kind of effort and dedication makes me wanna be a human being. Oh we are so awesome!!!!!


Exsanguination45

The amount of coke that's been transported on that thing...


Specialist-Benefit98

Why?


FarVision5

Laughs in Far Cry


Affectionate_Pea_811

I just woke up and I read "two clowns in Columbia killed by a zipline". This is still pretty interesting.


DireWraith3000

There it is a quality of life and convenience and in the US we pay for the same thing that is half as high and half as long


polishclown98

What if they traveled between the towns on a bike or ebike. How long would it take than?


waddiewadkins

The guy coming across doesn't look like the hill in the other side had that much enough elevation to come back,, coukd have done with his start off to see..


HazyDavey68

I know there is a good explanation for why 800 meters on a zip line covers what would take 2-3 hours walking (which normally represents 4-6 miles at a really slow pace). Must be something to do with elevation or all kinds of obstacles along the way. I’d like a backup line if I did it.


FewFee4914

Wow. Im speechless


cmac2200

I should have never gone ziplining


ReeferKeef

So…. What’s the holding up the cable for. I mean, is it supposed to keep it sturdy?


liberalmarilu

I wld fuckn walk, simply bc that shit looks unsafe .


kizzymckizzface

Fun fact the woman in the video looked like selena gomez before the zip line was installed. Progress comes at a price people.


nevernotmad

I’m still not sure how the guy rode the zip line uphill.


Apprehensive_Toe_457

It's gonna give out one day.


MrMilo443

ngl it took several viewings to realize the guy was starting at a higher point. I could not figure out how he was going up on a zip line!


Some_Monk_6910

The stick is a break


Mademoiselle-Lili

J’aimerais être à sa place….un vrai régal de sensations.


mindflayerflayer

Imagine putting a chicken in the bag and as its zipping by a hawk just snags it.


itwhiz100

On my bucketlist 2022!


Separate-Order-1767

She seems to have a pretty big piece of cake back there. 🍰


mo53sz

I wonder how many "keys" have been transported by zipline since the invention of cocaine.


eq3993

I thought u meant goods, I wouldn't get on that omg!


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Serious_Buy6109

I’m just here for the cocaine jokes.


lynnm59

How do they get back up? Never seen a zipline.


kryptos7I8

What about coming back?


coma24

Either a commendable running start, or there is a high point on the other side linked to a low point on this side (separate line)?