Alain Robert

  • Alain Robert

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Rock and urban climber known as the French Spiderman who has climbed the world’s tallest skyscrapers.


Alain Robert polished his rock-climbing skills in the French Alps before turning his considerable talents to buildings.

While scaling the Willis Tower, then known as the Sears Tower, in Chicago in 1999, he encountered the most challenging climbing conditions in his career; near the top of the 108-story building, a thick fog set in that covered the glass and metal wall of the last 20 floors with moisture, making it dangerously slippery. He overcame the difficulties and reached the top, becomming only the second man to achieve the feat.

In early 2003, Alain legally climbed the 200-metre National Bank of Abu Dhabi, UAE, watched by about 100,000 spectators.

On 19 October 2004, he scaled the 187-metre (614 ft) headquarters of the French oil company Total while wearing a Spider-Man costume.

Starting at 6pm on 5 November 2010, Alain Robert took 35 minutes to scale the Singapore Flyer. It was the first time he had climbed a circular, moving structure, becomming the first person to climb around the world’s tallest observatory wheel.

Director/Producer Julie Cohen received an award for her 52-minute documentary about Alain, The Wall Crawler, and the Channel 4 series Cutting Edge covered his exploits in an episode entitled ‘The Human Spider’.

Advertising & Endorsements

It became more frequent for Robert to be paid to scale buildings as part of publicity efforts. In May 2003, he was paid approximately $18,000 to climb the 95-metre Lloyd’s building to promote the premiere of the movie Spider-Man on the British television channel Sky Movies.

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