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Amazing balancing acts

Eskil Rønningsbakken is an extreme artist from Norway. He travels the world performing balancing acts at the tops of canyons and cliffs. It's the ultimate balancing act!

The 29 years old with a head for heights describes himself as an 'educated balancing performer' and has been honing his death defying skills since the age of five, with circus troupes around the globe.

He says: 'I dream of balancing on the top of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai it’s the tallest building in the world.'

Eskil rides a bike - backwards and upside down - 1000m over a Norwegian fjord

Eskil balances on a chair, on a pole, on a rock wedged between two cliff faces

In this stunt the daredevil performs a handstand over a dramatic drop bizarrely as part of a Norwegian TV campaign about risk taking

Eskil Ronningsbakken strikes a pose as he balances on a penny farthing ... on the edge of a 1,000m cliff