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Unusual Way to Travel in Columbia

Unusual Way to Travel in Columbia

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 justify it. Two separate cables strung across the river 1,200 feet below allow you to come and go, so– bring your own pulley, rope, and brake, and away you go! It looks like fun, but I don’t know about doing it every day.

Maximum speed, which can be developed on these ropes – 62 km / h.
Length – 400 meters.









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  1. Dana
    Dana 27 March, 2010, 00:51

    OMG! I would be so scared! Pretty impressive!

  2. Mario Lat
    Mario Lat 13 April, 2010, 09:03

    An amazing little girl is up there. Take care, little one.

  3. Shug
    Shug 21 April, 2010, 15:13

    It’s ok Mario, she is with her brother(in the bag!)

  4. Ángel
    Ángel 30 July, 2010, 01:02

    Just one comment. I see very frequently the use of terms like “Columbia” or “Columbian”…Well I’m colombian and respectfully I must say both are mistakes often made thanks to the spelling of the word Columbus in english.

    I don’t know if Columbian may be referred to someone born in the Columbia district or something like that but to talk about my country, the correct spelling is Colombian, and of course, the name in english is also Colombia.

    Thanks for the post.

  5. Esther
    Esther 22 February, 2013, 07:41

    Hello, my name is Esther and I’m the researcher of an enterprise that’s making a documentary about Colombia.

    We’re interested about this story, but I can’t find anywhere where is this village called “Los Pinos”. Could you help me?

    Thank you very much.


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