Latest Alain Robert Stories

2009-09-01 18:47:55

A Frenchman whose penchant for climbing tall structures has earned him the nickname Spider-man was jailed Tuesday after scaling an 88-story tower in Malaysia. Robert Alain, 46, used no special equipment to reach the top of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Bernama reported.

2007-11-19 09:00:00

A daredevil French climber nicknamed "Spiderman" scaled part of a mountain in southern China using only his bare hands, months after he was banned from the country for clambering up Shanghai's tallest building without permission.

2005-11-29 16:12:14

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Surveying the glass and steel skyscrapers that compose the downtown Houston skyline, France's "Spider-Man" on Tuesday acknowledged the only way he'll scale them is by elevator, like everyone else.

2005-11-22 16:07:37

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A daredevil climber known as "the French Spiderman" who has scaled skyscrapers around the globe was arrested on Tuesday as he tried to clamber up a Houston office building, authorities said.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.