Stan Lee's Superhumans
Full Name: Eskil Ronningsbakken
Hometown: Trondheim, Norway
Eskil Ronningsbakken of Norway appears to have a superhuman ability to switch off fear, enabling him to override the innate reactions our brain would normally have in the face of deadly heights.
Eskil is a balance artist who has honed his skills since childhood. After watching an Indian yogi doing yoga on television, he became fascinated by the amount of control he displayed over his body.
Eskil discovered he had a natural tolerance for working at heights and for balancing. This led him to join a circus and perform high-wire stunts around the world. Before long, however, this didn't prove to be enough of a challenge, so he started to test out his balancing abilities at extreme heights.
Eskil has now completed some of the most death-defying balances in the world, including a handstand on a pole suspended from a hot air balloon. He does not believe in using a safety net or harness; rather, he is totally reliant on his fear control and balancing skills.
Eskil’s next mission is to balance at the top of the world's tallest structure: the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Daniel tests Eskil's heart to find out what sets this master of fear and balance apart, and witnesses an incredible demonstration as Eskil balances upside down on three chairs inches from a 1,000-foot drop--with no safety net.
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