French ‘Spiderman’ climbs Barcelona skyscraper | AFP

Alain Robert, known as the ‘French Spiderman’, climbs the ‘Torre Glòries’ (Glories Tower) in Barcelona. IMAGES

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‘French Spiderman’ scales Frankfurt skyscraper | AFP

Alain Robert, dubbed the French “Spiderman” for his exploits in climbing buildings around the world, was arrested in the German city of Frankfurt after scaling the “Skyper” tower.

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‘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’ climbs Hong Kong building

A Frenchman, known for climbing stunts on skyscrapers around the globe, scaled a 62-story building in Hong Kong and hung a banner featuring the Chinese and Hong Kong flags. (Aug. 16)

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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.

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‘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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