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. He had failed in two previous attempts in 1997 and 2007, the Malaysian news agency said. Alain, wearing a dark T-shirt and jeans, took about two hours to reach his goal about 8 a.m. local time. Police took him into...

2007-11-19 09:00:00

BEIJING - 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. Alain Robert, known for scaling the world's tallest buildings, climbed 200 meters (656 feet) near the top of Hunan province's Tianmen Mountain without equipment Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency said. Instead of being arrested, this time the climber...

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. "All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb, but I am forbidden," Alain Robert, 43, said after a Texas court appearance on Tuesday. Robert presented to the court a prescription for pills found in his possession when police arrested him before he could...

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. Alain Robert, 43, dashed from a taxi to the 46-story Houston Center but was stopped just as he was starting his ascent. Police said a reporter had tipped them off to his plans. "A tall officer was able to grab his ankles. He was about one or two steps from getting away,"...

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