Alain Robert, better known as “The French Spider-Man,” has struck again. The 52-year-old daredevil successfully climbed the 75-story Cayan Tower in Dubai using only sticky tape and climbing chalk.
Robert took an hour-and-a-half to make the ascent as throngs of spectators cheered him on from below. Of course, some of those well-wishers were secretly hoping he would plunge to his death after being attacked by a French super-villain known as “Le Bouffon vert,” but I digress.
The climb is the latest in a string of daring stunts dating back to the late 1990s. Robert has scaled such well known structures as The Eiffel Tower, The New York Times Building, Chicago’s Willis Tower, and the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Many of his attempts have been made illegally, which has lead to several arrests. However, the Cayan Tower climb was approved by authorities.
While Robert’s climb may have been legal, he still managed to run afoul of censors in Great Britain. During a post climb interview with “Good Morning Britain,” Robert told host Susanna Reid that he performs his stunts because they make him “feel that I am f*cking alive.”
Can’t argue with that. No one’s more alive than this guy. (See video below.)
(Source: The Daily Mail)