Fears realised: As the jumper leaps from the edge of the pylon, little does he know that his chute is about to fail him
Terrifying: Seconds earlier, the young man prepares for the jump by taking off his gloves and peering over the edge into the snow-filled abyss.
Scared: His bare hands shaking in nervous anticipation, a young base jumper prepares to throw himself from the top of a 120-metre power pylon
Leap of faith: As the hapless daredevil shuffles tentatively towards the edge of the platform, the anxiety on his face is clear, even in this grainy handheld footage, filmed by a friend
Survival: Miraculously, the man survived the 120-metre fall
No parachute: He was even able to walk again after three months after fracturing his vertebrae, pelvis and legs.
Icing with death: He hits the ground with a muffled thud and a puff of snow as his friend can only look down from above