A daring snowboarder leaps from the window of a 700-year-old castle in a dramatic stunt which took years to plan. Matthias Jorda, 39, performs a tail grab on his board as he plummets into the snow in the Austrian Alps.

He and his twin brother Christoph, who took the photos, had to apply for special permission to use the ruined Ehrenberg Castle, which dates back to 1290.