Eskil Rønningsbakken calls himself an “educated balancing performer.” Translation? He walks the fine line between extreme courage and total stupidity.
The clips you’ll find on Rønningsbakken’s YouTube channel can be difficult to watch — and impossible to tear yourself away from: He dangles from a hot-air balloon, does handstands on the edge of a cliff, and balances his mountain bike on a board that’s teetering out over Europe’s highest vertical mountain wall. The 29-year-old Norwegian doesn’t wear a safety harness. So what’s next? He has said that he likes the “look” of the world’s tallest manmade structure — the Burj skyscraper in Dubai.
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