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'Human Spider' climbs tower, gets arrested

By T.K. Randall
October 25, 2018 · Comment icon 8 comments

Alain is famous for his outrageous solo climbing endeavours. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Oxfordian Kissuth
Daredevil climber Alain Robert has climbed up London's Heron Tower with no ropes or safety equipment.
Famous for free solo climbing towers and skyscrapers in cities all across the world, Robert, who is from Burgundy, has become known as 'the Human Spider' or 'the French Spider-Man'.

Earlier today the 56-year-old set his sights on London's Heron Tower - a 754ft behemoth in the heart of England's capital with an exterior made up of little more than thin ledges and window panes.

The challenge of the ascent did little to deter him however, as he made his way up the side of the structure while crowds of people gathered below to watch.
He managed to reach the top within just 50 minutes before being unceremoniously arrested by police.

He described the climb as "medium" in terms of difficulty.

"I'm not crazy," he told Sky News. "What I'm doing may seem crazy but I'm not that crazy."



Source: Sky News | Comments (8)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Iilaa'mpuul'xem 6 years ago
Hell No..... these people are insane.. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by justin3651 6 years ago
Stupidity at its finest. Oh well, he probably won't be in the gene pool too much longer.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Iilaa'mpuul'xem 6 years ago
Agreed... you just know how it ends eventually for these idiots.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jenn8779 6 years ago
I am so afraid of heights that just thinking about this makes me dizzy
Comment icon #5 Posted by Eldorado 6 years ago
That sort of antic should get you locked-up.  They could fall and land on somebody, killing them.  Selfish, exhibitionist trash.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Echoes 6 years ago
Do we have another nominee for the Darwin awards?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Still Waters 6 years ago
The article has been updated. He's been arrested.    
Comment icon #8 Posted by AllPossible 6 years ago
When I was a kid I was fearless. Never cared about heights went skydiving and all. Now as an adult I'm terrified. Even flying on a plane I want to avoid


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