A part of traveling to breathtaking locations is the thrill and adventure that the trip provides. However, taking risks to get the perfect shot can often lead you to trouble.
A video of such a risky maneuver by a tourist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has surfaced online and Twitter is in shock.
Shared on social media by several users, the video shows an unnamed woman posing from the edge of the 3,000 feet Pedra da Gavea Mountain in Tijuca forest that overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro.
In the video, the woman can be seen sliding down multiple times and then pose.
The post has been liked over 222,000 times on Twitter and viewed more than 13.2 million times.
People were rightfully “anxious” when the saw the video clip.
I got anxiety just watching this.— SARAH (@sarah_got_cake) February 16, 2020
One Twitter user wrote that “just looking at” the clip felt like the bottom of their feet was “being stabbed with knives”.
Just looking at that feels like the bottoms of my feet are being stabbed with knives!— Amber Gannon (@AmberGannon12) February 16, 2020
Another wrote that his palms got sweaty watching the woman “inch down”.
My palms got sweaty just watching her inch down— Leonardo Dirio (@MBAYoungBoy) February 16, 2020
Here are some other reactions.
Yeah, I’m missing the gene that would let my brain tell my body to do this stuff...— Bluesmentor (@bluesmentor) February 16, 2020
No chance in hell! pic.twitter.com/omVCoHrWLE
My hands instantly started to sweat. pic.twitter.com/dqXLM1Wp33— Kman (@FSUkristopher) February 16, 2020
How does she get back up without sliding? OMG, it’s so funny how a video can completely freak you out. My pulse was racing like I was on the rock.— Leslie on a Pike (@Leslieoo7) February 16, 2020
I was expecting the camera to pan back and she'd be gone— (((DenverMichaelGlass))) (@MikeGlassDenver) February 16, 2020
Some people pointed out how the spot in the mountain near Rio de Janeiro was a common photo zone for “visiting hipsters and thrill seekers”.
It’s an attraction for visiting hipsters and thrill seekers.— Rich (@Richard09999606) February 16, 2020
An all-too-common sight. pic.twitter.com/PLfk5fB8Yr
One of the coolest fucking things I’ve ever done! Pedra da Gavea in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. pic.twitter.com/5M6Cdl4FOu— The Last King of Ireland (@Tha_Irishman) February 16, 2020
Pedra da Gavea is a monolithic mountain in Rio de Janeiro with the elevation of 2,769 feet. Its height makes it one of the highest mountains in the world that ends "directly" into the ocean.