‘French Spiderman’ scales Hong Kong skyscraper with ‘peace banner’ | AFP

Daredevil Alain Robert — dubbed the ‘French Spiderman’ — climbs a Hong Kong skyscraper and unfurls a “peace banner” as the financial hub is rocked by political unrest. The 57-year-old adventurer, who specialises in unsanctioned ascents of tall buildings, shimmied up the 68-storey Cheung Kong Center in Hong Kong’s main business district in hot and humid conditions on Friday morning.

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French ‘Spiderman’scales HK skyscraper, unfurls ‘peace’ banner | AFP

French ‘Spiderman’ Alain Robert begins scaling a skyscraper in Hong Kong amid rising political tensions and unfurls a banner showing a handshake alongside emblems of the city and China. The key Asian financial hub has been rocked by pro-democracy demonstrations for more than 10 weeks. IMAGES

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French ‘Spiderman’ climbs Paris tower to “save Notre Dame”

French “spiderman” Alain Robert, 56, climbs to the top of the 185-metre, 37-storey Engie Tower in the Paris business district of La Defense, “to save Notre-Dame-de-Paris”. The veteran freeclimbing specialist’s endeavour is to help raise awareness of the funds needed to restore Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral.

French ‘Spider-Man’ scales Manila skyscraper

French urban freeclimber Alain Robert on Tuesday completed his latest daring feat as he scaled the exterior of Manila’s GT International Tower. The so-called “French Spiderman” drew crowds of intrigued onlookers as he climbed the 47-storey building without any ropes or harnesses. IMAGES.

French ‘Spider-Man’ scales 230m London skyscraper

French urban freeclimber Alain Robert brought parts of London’s financial district to a standstill Thursday as he scaled the exterior of the 46-storey Heron Tower — the area’s tallest building. The 56-year-old so-called “French Spiderman” took around an hour to climb the 230-metre high tower without any ropes or harnesses, while traffic came to a halt as bemused crowds formed below.

‘French Spiderman’ foiled in Seoul skyscraper attempt

French urban freeclimber Alain Robert attempts to scale the world’s fifth-tallest building, getting more than half way up the 123-storey Lotte World Tower in South Korean capital Seoul before security forced him to abandon the ascent.

‘French Spiderman’: Urban climber scales Paris skyscraper without harnesses

Urban climber Alain Robert, better known as the ‘French Spiderman’, scaled an 185 metre (600 foot) high skyscraper in the business district of La Defense, outside Paris. It took him 55 minutes to climb the outside of the Engie skyscraper.

Robert’s other notable climbs include the Empire State Building in New York, the Taipei 101 in Taiwan and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. He set a Guinness World Record in 2012 for climbing the 300 metre Aspire Tower in the Qatari capital Doha, in just 1 hour, 33 minutes and 47 seconds.

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