Freeclimber scales 36-story building in Paris business district

Freeclimber scales 36-story building in Paris business district

Written by Staff Writer

04 Nov, 2015 | 11:56 am

French climber Alain Robert, also known as France’s Spiderman, climbed with his bare hands on top of a 36-floor building on Tuesday (November 3), despite low temperatures and rain.

In a stunt that has become familiar the world over, the 53-year old man was greeted at the top of the building by local police and applauded on the ground by passers-by.

Robert, who has climbed over 100 buildings including the New York Times building in New York and Burj al Khalifa in Dubai — the world’s tallest building — had already climbed the Ariane building in 2014, but this time the weather conditions were not favourable.

“I was thinking, well ok, for the moment there is no rain, but what will it be like in 10 metres, 15 metres, 20 metres,” he said.

He added that his goal was to spread some joy in a society he sees as growing increasingly morose.

He reached the top of the 152-metre-high tower in less than 30 minutes, using nothing but his bare hands and some talcum powder.

 

-Reuters

Posted by Newsfirst.lk on Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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