Balancing on the Edge - Eskil Ronningsbakken


If you're afraid of heights, this will definitely rattle your nerves! 30-year-old Eskil Ronningsbakken performs some of the most dangerous balancing acts I’ve ever seen. Risking death at any given moment, the Norwegian rides bicycles upside down, balances on chairs over cliffs, and on stands ice thousands of feet high. "That's the balance between life and death, and that is where life is." he says.

Literally running away when he was 18 to join the circus, Eskil finely perfected his craft with the Moscow State Circus. Honing his natural talents over the past 11 years, he has now reached a level of athletic excellence mixed with spiritual calm.

It's especially intriguing to hear how he deals with fear. "'I feel fear, of course I do, we are humans and we have a natural sense of self-preservation," he says. "However, I must control that before I undertake any new project because that would lead to lethal mistakes. If I ever find myself totally fearless then that is when I will stop what I am doing."


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Comment by stephanie on September 18, 2009 at 12:58pm
Sorry but Dude comes from dudeism ? not very a take it easy man !
Comment by sAm on September 17, 2009 at 10:04am
HAHA @ Charles, too funny. I totally agree, but these are some crazy pics.
Comment by stephanie on September 16, 2009 at 10:55pm
I can feel cold running down my spine while wathching them.
Yes why taking such risks (doesn't take merit out of the feat)
Comment by Charles on September 16, 2009 at 2:40pm
WHY!
That dude on the bike needs to put some clothes on.
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