Amazing Video

By Joe McFarlane


A professional balance performer hiked to the edge of a cliff to perform a deadly dangerous handstand at more than 1300ft.

The adrenaline-filled footage was captured by Eskil Rønningsbakken at Rampestreken viewpoint in Åndalsnes, Norway on his fortieth birthday, June 24.

The viewpoint was 400 metres high and overlooked some incredible Norwegian scenery and required Eskil to travel 1.7km in order to reach the spot.

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At the top, Eskil constructed a ladder that would be the point that he would commit to the handstand on.

Climbing atop of the ladder that extended outward, over the cliff, Eskil begins to get his body in position for the spectacular stunt.

The picture-perfect handstand is executed with exact precision and incredible strength as the landscape adds to the epic scope of the clip.

Eskil said: “I went to Rampestreken and hiked the 1.7km up to the viewpoint, having the pleasure to balance on top of the ladder.

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“I performed the handstand, and this has to be done with an exactness that is hard to explain.

“There is simply no room for mistakes, but this is what I do and in the sake of creating art.

“You don’t see much of the view while balancing, since it´s simply room for surviving, but before and after I do look at the nature and enjoy it a lot.

“It was a pleasure to be allowed to be part of something beautiful as this.”