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Selasa, 27 Maret 2012

He's at it again: Daredevil French climber nicknamed 'Spiderman' scales 700ft skyscraper without a safety rope

  • 'Human spider' Alain Robert scales skyscraper in under three hours
  • Robert, 49, has climbed 85 buildings in 14 years



A French free-climber known as 'Spiderman' has completed his latest daredevil feat by scaling a 700ft skyscraper in front of stunned onlookers.
Alain Robert climbed the 50-storey Bakrie Tower in Jakarta, Indonesia using suction cups and a safety harness, after police banned him from climbing with his bare hands.
Two years ago the 49-year-old tried to scale Indonesia's Wisma Mulia Tower bare-handed, but was caught by police and deported from the country.

Scaling the heights: Alain Robert continues another daredevil climb, this time up the 700ft Bakrie Tower in Jakarta, Indonesia
Scaling the heights: Alain Robert continues another daredevil climb, this time up the 700ft Bakrie Tower in Jakarta, Indonesia
Now after agreeing to safety conditions the daredevil was allowed back to Indonesia to reach the top of the 215m Bakrie Tower, one of Jakarta's tallest buildings.
Robert, who has made a career out of climbing the world's iconic skyscrapers with no safety support, reached the summit of the Bakrie Tower in just over two-and-a-half hours.
After his climb he said: 'This is a specific demand and right away I understood that there would be no possibility for me to use only my fingers.'
In the past two decades Robert has climbed more than 85 of the world's tallest buildings, including London's Canary Wharf, the Empire State Building, and the Eiffel Tower.
His tallest feat saw him climb to the top of the then world's tallest building, the 508m Taipei 101 in China, in December 2004.
On that occasion he wore a safety rope due to inclement weather conditions on his four-hour ascent.
Head for heights: Robert, 49, was only allowed to climb the 215m tower if he agreed to use a safety harness
Head for heights: Robert, 49, was only allowed to climb the 215m tower if he agreed to use a safety harness
Tall order: The Frenchman completed his latest daring feat in around two-and-a-half hours
Tall order: The Frenchman completed his latest daring feat in around two-and-a-half hours
He has suffered several falls resulting sometimes in serious fractures, and his high-climbing antics often see him fined or arrested.
In 2009 Mr Robert was fined £435 for climbing the 41-storey Royal Bank of Scotland building in Sydney.
Robert also climbs buildings in order to raise awareness of climate change.
On top of the world: Robert, pictured here during and after his climb in Indonesia, has scaled 85 skyscrapers in the past 14 years
On top of the world: Robert, pictured here during and after his climb in Indonesia, has scaled 85 skyscrapers in the past 14 years
On top of the world: Robert, pictured here during and after his climb in Indonesia, has scaled 85 skyscrapers in the past 14 years
Watch your step: The free climber normally scales buildings using his bare hands, but had to use a harness this time on the orders of police
Watch your step: The free climber normally scales buildings using his bare hands, but had to use a harness this time on the orders of police
Spectators: Robert passes a bemused window cleaner during his two-and-a-half hour ascent in the Indonesian capital yesterday
Spectators: Robert passes a spectator during his two-and-a-half hour ascent in the Indonesian capital
On his website the climate change protester admits that climbing is ‘his passion, his philosophy of life’ – despite suffering from vertigo.
He also claims his obsession with climbing has left him ‘disabled up to 66 per cent’.
Describing his climbing achievements on his website, Robert says: 'We set ourselves limits, but we are all strong enough to aim higher, to achieve our goals.
'All we have to do is find such strength within ourselves. Know how to develop it.'
At the peak of his powers: Alain Robert latches on to the 32nd floor of the Petronas Twin Towers during a climb up the Kuala Lumpur skyscraper in 2007
At the peak of his powers: Alain Robert latches on to the 32nd floor of the Petronas Twin Towers during a climb up the Kuala Lumpur skyscraper in 2007
Fearless: Robert scales a 33-floor building in Jakarta during a climb in Indonesia in October 2009
Fearless: Robert scales a 33-floor building in Jakarta during a climb in Indonesia in October 2009



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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2120509/Alain-Robert-Spiderman-daredevil-climber-scales-700ft-Bakrie-Tower-safety-rope.html#ixzz1qPcvWKzt

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