“Spider-Man” scaled a skyscraper at the age of 60. A climber known as France’s “Spiderman” marked his birthday by scaling a 48-story building in Paris without any safety equipment, according to the BBC.
Alain Robert scaled the TotalEnergies Tower in the Défense business district without ropes or harnesses.
“I want to send the message to people that being 60 doesn’t mean anything. You can still play sports, be active, do fabulous things,” he told the Reuters news agency.
After reaching the top of the tower, the Frenchman was detained.
It took only 60 minutes to reach the top
Robert has scaled the TotalEnergies Tower numerous times. This time, it took just 60 minutes to reach the top, Defense 92 news site reports.
“I promised myself many years ago that when I turned 60 I would climb that tower again, because 60 is the retirement age in France and I thought it was a nice gesture,” he he declared after the ascension.
What was the purpose of the ascension?
He added that the purpose of the climb was to raise awareness of global warming, according to Reuters.
Robert is known for climbing tall buildings all over the world. Among his daring feats is reaching the top of Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world.