French 'Spiderman' climbs Barcelona skyscraper harness-free

Published: November 27, 2016
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

French “Spiderman” Alain Robert scaled one of the tallest skyscrapers in Barcelona without a harness on Friday.

Bystanders and police watched as the 54-year-old climbed up and then descended the Torre Agbar, a glass-covered office building known for its night-time illuminations, completing the feat in around one hour.

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The urban climber is famous for his daredevil, harness-free approach to scuttling up buildings with nothing more than some chalk on his hands and climbing shoes on his feet.

PHOTO: REUTERS

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Robert has conquered over 100 structures worldwide including San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa complex, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Sydney Opera House without safety equipment.

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