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At Age 55 & After 150 buildings, Alain Robert The “French Spiderman” Keeps Climbing!!

Alain Robert, dubbed the “French Spiderman” for his gravity-defying climbing skills, has done it again.He reached the summit of the fourth-tallest building in the Paris business district on Wednesday (March 14), undeterred by security who had intercepted an earlier attempt.

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A hobby that started at 11 years old has taken Robert to more than 150 skyscrapers around the world, including Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, the Eiffel Tower, and the Sydney Opera House.”For me, climbing is a passion, it’s a way of life,” he said.

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It took Robert just over an hour to scale to the top of the 187-metre high (614 feet) Tour Total, a feat he has accomplished twice in the past.Using only climbing shoes and chalk, he clung to the window ledges to lift himself up past the tower’s 48 floors, cheered on by office workers-turned-spectators in La Defense.



Robert had first tried to climb the Engie building on Wednesday morning, but was stopped by security guards.He often climbs without permission and has been arrested several times.

In 2008, he scaled the New York Times building to unfurl a banner on global warming, and was arrested by police.At 55 years old, Robert sees no end in sight for his vertiginous adventures.