Insane Bollywood Ice Climbing Scene

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Look out Vertical Limit, Cliffhanger, and Mission Impossible 2, there’s a new contender for craziest climbing scene in cinema. The clip above is from Shivaay, a 2016 Bollywood film. As far as we can tell from the Wikipedia description, it’s about an Indian mountain guide (Shivaay) who gets caught up trying to stop a child trafficking ring in Budapest. He must backflip off mountains to do this. We’d tell Shivaay that his harness is backwards, but he seems like he’s got everything under control.

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