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Incredible Daredevil Balances on Edge of 1,000-Foot Cliffs

May 16, 2009 | 41,659 views

CliffExtreme artist Eskil Ronningsbakken enjoys nothing more than precariously perching on the edge of a cliff top or walking on a tightrope between two hot-air balloons. His most recent endeavor was traveling upside-down on a bicycle 1,000 meters above an icy Norwegian fjord, with just a weight dangling below him for stability.

Eskil sees his balancing acts as expressions of art and not stunts. He is currently working with a group of 50 like-minded performers in Nairobi, Kenya. Eskil says of his precise art:

“A stunt is something you see in movies, often done with mattresses safety lines or nets. What I do is draw a picture with vulnerable human beings and their bodies, in the surrounding of mother earth. That's the balance between life and death, and that is where life is.”

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