French ‘Spider-Man’ Climbs Qatar’s Tallest Building
French free climber Alain Robert, who’s known as “Spider-Man” for his death-defying feats, claims to have set a new Guinness World Record by scaling the tallest building in Qatar yesterday.
Robert spent more than 90 minutes climbing the nearly 1,000 foot tall Torch hotel without a safety rope or harness of any kind. According to Robert, this is the highest building that has ever been ascended by a climber without safety gear.
“I wasn’t scared but there were a lot of factors that made it extremely difficult for me to reach the top of the Torch, including the wind and the structure of the building,” he said. “I wasn’t able to turn around but I could hear the crowd below cheering for me.”
The 50-year-old daredevil has scaled more than 85 structures worldwide, including the Empire State Building and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur, typically using nothing more than his bare hands and climbing shoes. Wonder how Andrew Garfield, star of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ feels about this.