French Spiderman Climbs Tallest Building

A French man has climbed the world’s tallest building - the 828m (2,717ft) Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Alain Robert is also known as the French Spiderman.

He has scaled more than 80 buildings around the world, including Chicago’s Sears Tower and Taipei 101 in Taiwan.

It took Mr Robert around six hours to climb the 160-storey tower in Dubai after wind delayed his ascent for hours.

A large screen allowed people to watch him, but he said that made him more nervous than the climb itself.

"I know everybody is going to look at me so it's a bit of - a lot of - stress in fact," he said beforehand.

Mr Robert first climbed up a building at the age of 12 after he was locked out of his flat.

He decided to climb the eight stories to get in through an open window.

He has been arrested many times in various countries as authorities rarely give permission for his climbs.


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