Famous for their photos from climbing the iconic Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro last May 2015, Russian photographers Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov recently released this film from their time at the top of the monument.

The jaw-dropping video begins with the two photographers exploring the streets of Rio before they begin their death-defying stunt, making their way to the top of the statue overlooking the Brazilian city.

Vadim said: "Rio de Janeiro is a city with the most fabulous cityscapes and it was the main target of our trip."

"There aren't many places in Latin America for the roofer to get on so our main aim was to climb Christ the Redeemer.""We shot it in the evening as it was just impossible to do it during the day with thousands of tourists staring at us."