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"French Spiderman" scales mountain, not building

"French Spiderman" scales mountain, not building
November 19th, 2007A climber, dubbed as the "French Spiderman" scaled a Chinese mountain on Sunday at the request of the government despite being expelled from the country earlier in the year for climbing a Shanghai skyscraper. French climber Alain Robert was invited by the local government to climb the 1,518 metre Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie as part of an initiative to promote tourism in Hunan Province. Robert began the 40 minute climb at 1 p.m local time (0500 GMT) without any kind of mountaineering gear, according to Hunan TV. The event was broadcast across China by local television. Robert said he was invited to make the climb in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, also described as China's Yellowstone, by the local government, who at first did not know that he had been thrown out of China. Robert spent five days in jail in Shanghai

Added: Nov-20-2007 
By: bellava
Tags: Spiderman, scales mountain
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