French Spiderman Alain Robert arrested after climbing a 57-storey Sydney building

By on Aug 30, 2010 in Australia, Weird Comments

Updated: May 12, 2012 11:25 p.m.

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Alain Robert climbs Lumiere building
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Alain Robert, (aka French Spiderman) was arrested this Monday after climbing a building in Sydney, Australia.

At around 10:30 am, Robert started climbing the 57-storey Lumiere building on Bathurst Street but was arrested after he reached the roof.

The crowd below cheered as the French Spiderman reached the top of the skyscraper, in which he completed in about 20 minutes.

Last June, Alain Robert planned to climb the Deutsche Bank building in Sydney, but did not push through after security guards blocked his access.

Last year, he was fined $750 for illegally climbing the 41-storey Royal Bank of Scotland building, also in Sydney.

Alain Robert is a daredevil widely known for climbing the world’s tallest buildings using his bare hands and without any safety equipment.

He tries to draw attention to the problem of global warming; and has previously climbed the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Eiffel Tower and the New York Times building.

According to Guinness World Records, this brave stuntman has “climbed more than 100 towers, monuments and skyscrapers without ropes, suction devices or safety equipments”.

“He has been arrested and imprisoned at locations all over the world for his unannounced and illegal ascents, but has also raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity with his climbs.”

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French Spiderman Alain Robert, climbing an 150 meter building in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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