Blistering sun, beach culture, bossa nova, breathtaking sea and landscapes. Some of the stuff we usually equate with Rio de Janeiro, one of the most visited city in the Southern Hemisphere.
If this new Instagram trend is anything to go by, however, you can add 'tall rock' to that list.
Yes, curious, attention-seeking daredevils have been risking it all to get a photo on Pedra da Gavea, a mountain towering 2762 feet above sea-level.
Fair do's to them
OK, those last ones were pretty dangerous, but this just takes the fucking cake. No biscuit is worth this.
This makes my palms less sweaty
This one doesn't, though.
All these people look pretty cool and collected. If I tried it I'd end up like Homer Simpson crashing down that gorge.
Words by Josh Teal