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China Builds Convenience Store On A Cliffside 100 Metres Above Ground

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Updated: 3 May 2018
It’s been dubbed the ‘most inconvenient convenience store in the world’, but if you’re a rock climber it could certainly come in handy.

Some people will go to extra lengths to ensure they get their favourite drinks and snacks, and for climbers in southern China’s Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, that means journeying 100 metres up a cliff. If nothing else, it’s certainly more adventurous than your average grocery run.

Perched 330ft high on a cliffside, the convenience store offers climbers water, energy drinks, biscuits, energy bars, bread and Red Bulls for those that need a refresher midway.

The store was completed in March this year and has been open for business for around two weeks. For workers to replenish stock, they must wear appropriate safety gear and take a zipline to carry the supplies.

Customers can pay for the snacks either by cash or via the mobile payment platform WeChat Pay.

‘We offer price-friendly products for rock climbers to help them maintain physical endurance’, a spokesperson from Shiniuzhai National Geological Park told the