Alain Robert, known as 'Spiderman' in the French capital Paris, climbed into a 48-storey high-rise building on Saturday. He is 60 years old. As he finished climbing the building, he raised his arms. He says that age does not matter, you can be active at any age if you want.
Paris: Alain Robert, known as the ‘Spiderman’ of France, climbed a 48-storey skyscraper in Paris on Saturday. He had already decided that when he would be 60 years old, after that he would climb this building. Dressed in red, Robert raised his arms as he climbed the 187-metre (613 ft) Tour TotalEnergies building, which sits above the French capital’s Law Defense business district.
After getting his destination, Robert said that I want to give a message to the people that 60 years is nothing. You can do anything at any age. Stay active and do some great things. Let us tell you that Robert has turned 60 last month.
Alain Robert climbed the 48-story Tour TotalEnergies building in Paris to celebrate his 60th birthday. 'I want to send people the message that being 60 years old is nothing. You can still do sport, be active, do fabulous things,' he said https://t.co/kotWiUMtQu pic.twitter.com/CuWQSENyCM
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‘Spiderman’ Robert has climbed the TotalEnergies tower on several occasions in the past. He uses it to raise awareness of the need for action on climate change.
Robert started climbing in the year 1975. He trained on the rocks near his hometown of Valence in southern France. After this he climbed alone in 1977 and rapidly became the top climber. Since then he has climbed more than 150 tall buildings around the world, including the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Eiffel Tower and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
Although Robert has been arrested many times before for climbing without permission. He climbs without a harness and uses his bare hands, a pair of climbing shoes and a bag of powdered chalk to wipe off sweat.