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French “spiderman” climbs Paris skyscraper for Nepal

Published 29 Apr, 2015 05:28pm

French climber Alain Robert, also known as “Spiderman” climbed up the highest building in Paris with a Nepalese flag in his pocket as a tribute to more than 3000 victims of the earthquake.

Robert, 53, scaled the 210-metre Tour de Montparnasse without a safety harness in just below an hour.

During the climb he tried to fix the Nepalese flags and prayer flags to the building but they failed to stay attached.

Before setting off he said that his thoughts were with mountaineers stranded at the Everest base camp, where many people died in avalanches set off by the quake.

Robert has climbed more than 130 structures all over the world, never using ropes or safety equipment.

French climber Alain Robert, also known as “Spiderman”, tapes his feet as he prepares to scale the Tour Montparnasse, a 210-metre (689 ft) building in central Paris. – Reuters
French climber Alain Robert, also known as “Spiderman”, tapes his feet as he prepares to scale the Tour Montparnasse, a 210-metre (689 ft) building in central Paris. – Reuters
Robert scaled the tower carrying a flag of Nepal in support of the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. – Reuters
Robert scaled the tower carrying a flag of Nepal in support of the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. – Reuters
French urban climber dubbed Spiderman, climbs the 210m (689 ft) Tour Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris. – AFP
French urban climber dubbed Spiderman, climbs the 210m (689 ft) Tour Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris. – AFP
Alain Robert, the French urban climber dubbed Spiderman, climbs the 210m (689 ft) Tour Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris. – AFP
Alain Robert, the French urban climber dubbed Spiderman, climbs the 210m (689 ft) Tour Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris. – AFP
French Spiderman, sets up a Nepal flag as he climbs the Montparnasse tower Paris, France. – AP
French Spiderman, sets up a Nepal flag as he climbs the Montparnasse tower Paris, France. – AP
People take pictures of Alain Robert, also known as the French Spiderman Paris, France. – AP
People take pictures of Alain Robert, also known as the French Spiderman Paris, France. – AP
French climber Alain Robert, also known as “Spiderman”, holds the flag of Nepal. – Reuters
French climber Alain Robert, also known as “Spiderman”, holds the flag of Nepal. – Reuters
Alain Robert, the French urban climber dubbed Spiderman. – AFP
Alain Robert, the French urban climber dubbed Spiderman. – AFP
Alain Robert, the French urban climber dubbed Spiderman, climbs the 210m (689 ft) Tour Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris.– AFP
Alain Robert, the French urban climber dubbed Spiderman, climbs the 210m (689 ft) Tour Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris.– AFP
Robert is holding a Nepalese flag in tribute to the victims of the earthquake that hit the country three days before. – AFP
Robert is holding a Nepalese flag in tribute to the victims of the earthquake that hit the country three days before. – AFP