Don’t look down – man does backflip on troll’s tongue 700m from ground

While standing close to the edge of a cliff is foolhardy, one man has taken it to a new level.

Hikers living on the edge

Hikers living on the edge

Toby Segar, 21, from Godalming, Surrey has been snapped performing a BACKFLIP on the edge of Trolltunga, 700 metres from the ground.

Translated as “Troll’s tongue”, the cliff edge is a flat area of rock that sticks horizontally out of a mountain on the north side of lake Ringedalsvatnet.

Hikers living on the edge

Hikers living on the edge

Not content with merely doing a backflip on the rock, Toby actually stood right on the edge of the precipice to perform the stunt.

But while most people would be scared of the height, it didn’t dismay Toby, who didn’t even think about the potential for the rock to crumble.

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Toby said: “Everyone is scared of heights, it just takes time to learn how to deal with that fear rationally.

“The scary bit was standing on the very edge of the overhang in preparation for the backflip.

Hikers living on the edge

Hikers living on the edge

“It might sound crazy, but nothing can go wrong after take-off.”

Toby is a parkour artist, so while the majority of the time his playground is more urban, he enjoys being able to do stunts in the countryside with an epic backdrop.

Hikers

Hikers

Toby said: “I’ve been training Parkour for maybe 10 years now which is what really fuels all my travels and motivation to experience as much as possible while I’m still young.”