By Tom Gillespie @TomGillespie1

AN EXTREME balancer has redefined living on the edge, after performing a human flag over one of Norway’s highest waterfalls

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Videographer / Director: Eskil Ronningsbakken
Producer: Tom Gillespie
Editor: Joshua Douglas

A star in the making: Eskil has had a knack for balancing since he was five-years-old

Dressed in a bright red body suit, Eskil Ronningsbakken, suspended himself above the Vettisfossen waterfall, 30 times across two days.

Waving the flag: Eskil pulls off a human flag above the waterfall

The steady-handed 35-year-old made a trip back to his home country for the feat, which he executed before a backdrop of breath-taking scenery.

The extreme balancer turns the world on its head above a breath-taking drop

Eskil, who lives near Barcelona in Spain, has had a passion for balancing ever since he was five-years-old.

The snow-covered landscape of the Jotunheimen mountain range

He said: "I've never done anything but balanced.

“I simply went for my dream and did what felt right to me. I knew already when I was five years old what I was going to do in life.”

Warming up: 35-year-old Eskil has a stretch before scaling his ladder

The Norwegian daredevil has been planning the stunt since October last year, and took on a one-hour hike to reach the location.

Eskil wears a skin-tight body suit to feel as close as possible to being naked

Whilst suspending his 85kg frame above the crashing water, the slightest tremble of Eskil’s body showed his staggering endurance.

Hanging out: The daredevil balances above the deadly drop

He holds himself up from a ladder he says makes him feel as close as possible to flying.

Waving the flag: Eskil pulls off a human flag above the waterfall

Asked why he executed the stunt in a skin-tight red outfit, he said: “The suit is a thin bodysuit, which allows me to act equally to a naked person, but still being covered up.

With its 275m drop Vettisfossen is one of Norway's highest waterfalls

“It also gives great flexibility and clean lines in the picture, and I always chose the colour according to the background to make the action as visible as possible.

“During the last ten years, this has become one of the characteristics, which makes people all over the world recognise my art.”

The picturesque scenery of Norway's Jotunheimen mountain range

Eskil who performed the stunt earlier this month, has his sights on Angels Falls in Venezuela, and Burj Khalifa in Dubai for his next challenges.