Commutes can be a real drag, but some take the cake for being the absolute worst. Picture descending two-and-a-half miles into the earth’s core at the Mponeng Gold Mine or climbing 1,500 feet up a radio tower as a technician. Then there are saturation divers, Sherpas on Mount Everest, and even Frodo’s journey to Mount Doom. These are the epitome of terrible commutes. So, the next time you complain about yours, remember it could always be worse.

The 5 Objectively Worst Commutes in the World