Daredevil climber Alain Robert, known as the 'French Spiderman', has
successfully climbed the world's highest steel tower in China, Saturday, scaling most of a 388-metre (1,280-foot) tower in central China.
The climber ascended to an observation platform 268 metres up the
Central Plains Fortaleza tower in Henan province’s Zhengzhou city in
about two hours, Chinese state media said.
Robert has climbed more than 100 structures without ropes or other
safety equipment, setting a record for “most buildings climbed
unassisted” according to Guinness World Records.
March last year he braved a strong desert wind to climb the world’s
tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 828 metres.
This time, however, Robert used suction devices and mechanical
ascenders as well as a safety rope to make his way up the steel and
glass Fortaleza tower, which has no hand or footholds, state television
State broadcaster China Central Television showed Robert, 50, in a
red T-shirt and black tights finishing the climb to the applause of a
welcoming committee waiting on the platform.
It is not the first time Robert has climbed in China. In 2007, he
successfully scaled the 420-metre Jin Mao Tower in China’s commercial
hub of Shanghai, according to his website.
In: World News, Other Entertainment
Tags: spiderman, french, alain, robert
Location: Zhengzhou, Henan, China (load item map)
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