The "Human Spiderman" yesterday standing on top of the spire of one of Malaysia's petronas Twin Towers at 1,482 feet after climbing there with only his bare hands and feet with no safety supports. Wow what an image
He finally achieved his target on the third attempt on Malaysia's National Day
BEIJING, September 1 (Xinhuanet) -- French climber Alain Robert, sometimes known as 'Spiderman', has scaled the 88 story Tower Two of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 47 year old Frenchman has climbed many of the tallest buildings around the globe, all of them without any safety equipment.
This was the third attempt by Robert in scaling the Petronas building following two failed attempts in which he was arrested prior to reaching the top. He began his climb before dawn reaching the top of the 452 meter tower at around 07:30 local time. As he stood on top one of the two pillars helicopters flew around the skyscraper as Robert raised his arms in victory.
Robert was reported to have been detained by Malaysia police as he went back into the building on the 88th floor. Kuala Lumpur police chief Muhammad Sabtu Osman said he could be charged with criminal trespass. "He climbed the building without a permit from the management," he told the AFP news agency.
He has climbed more than 70 buildings and suffered several serious falls over the years. Amongst the buildings climbed are the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Taipei 101 in Taiwan. He has been arrested countless times, fined and even jailed. In 2007, after scaling the 88-storey Jin Mao Building in Shanghai, he was arrested and jailed for 5 days before being expelled from China
Before today's feat Robert told reporters, "Climbing the Petronas all the way to the top is one of my dreams."