Monday, 6 January 2014
Real-life ‘Spiderman,’ Climbs 1,000ft Tall Building Using His Bare Hands
This is the moment a daredevil climber scaled a 1,000ft building with his bare hands over a busy city. Alain Robert, known as the French Spiderman, clung on to Shimao Horizon Center Building for dear life in Shaoxing city, East China’s Zhejiang province. Mr Robert wore a light pink shirt and climbing trousers with a small harness as he slowly pulled his way right around the building, which measures 288 metres, on Saturday. Below, cars looked like tiny dots and views stretched right out to the horizon – but the happy chap seemed less than bothered by his precarious position. The 51-year-old has been climbing tall buildings since the age of seven, and has scaled the Empire State Building, Chicago’s Willis Tower and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. And not one to rest for long, he embarked on Doha’s La Cigale Hotel in 2008 and Sydney’s 57-storey Lumiere skyscraper in 2010. He also scaled the 985ft Torch tower in Qatar’s capital Doha in 75 minutes without a rope or harness last year, to set a fastest time.