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In pics: Man climbs 48-storey skyscraper in Paris to mark his 60th birthday

French 'Spiderman' climber Alain Robert, climbed t... more

Alain Robert, a free climber dubbed ‘French Spiderman’ climbed a 48-storey skyscraper on Saturday to fulfill the goal he had set for himself when he turned 60 (REUTERS)
1/6Alain Robert, a free climber dubbed ‘French Spiderman’ climbed a 48-storey skyscraper on Saturday to fulfill the goal he had set for himself when he turned 60 (REUTERS)
Robert climbed the 187-meter (613-foot) Tour TotalEnergies building without a harness, using just his  bare hands, climbing shoes and a bag of chalk powder to stop the sweating.  (REUTERS)
2/6Robert climbed the 187-meter (613-foot) Tour TotalEnergies building without a harness, using just his  bare hands, climbing shoes and a bag of chalk powder to stop the sweating.  (REUTERS)
'I promised myself several years ago that when I reached 60, I would climb that tower again because 60 symbolises retirement age in France and I thought that was a nice touch,' Robert said while speaking to news agency reeuters (REUTERS)
3/6'I promised myself several years ago that when I reached 60, I would climb that tower again because 60 symbolises retirement age in France and I thought that was a nice touch,' Robert said while speaking to news agency reeuters (REUTERS)
He started climbing in 1975, practising on the cliffs close to Valence, his hometown in southern France. He started climbing alone in 1977 and quickly rose to the top. (AP)
4/6He started climbing in 1975, practising on the cliffs close to Valence, his hometown in southern France. He started climbing alone in 1977 and quickly rose to the top. (AP)
Even though Robert has climbed the Totalenergies Tower several times, this time he wanted to raise awareness about the need for climate change action (REUTERS)
5/6Even though Robert has climbed the Totalenergies Tower several times, this time he wanted to raise awareness about the need for climate change action (REUTERS)
He has scaled more than 150 tall buildings all over the world, including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Eiffel Tower, and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. (AP)
6/6He has scaled more than 150 tall buildings all over the world, including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Eiffel Tower, and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. (AP)
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