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.
Alain Robert, the 56-year old adventurer dubbed the “French spiderman”, climbed the 47-storey GT Tower without safety equipment, leaving watchers on the ground staring in amazement.
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 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 ‘Spider-Man’ Alain Robert scales a London skyscraper as police and passers-by look on. IMAGES
French daredevil Alain Robert climbs the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong to help promote Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson’s latest film.
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.
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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