Alain Robert, a free solo climber often called the “French Spider-Man,” celebrated his sixtieth birthday in an enormous method.
Robert, who has climbed a number of massive buildings on the planet together with the Burj Khalifa and the Empire State Constructing, climbed the Tour TotalEnergies skyscraper in Paris on Saturday, French news site Defense 92 reported.
Robert, who turned 60 years outdated in August, scaled the 48-story constructing in 60 minutes, based on the information website.
Saturday’s feat is reportedly the twelfth time Robert has climbed the constructing, which rises roughly 614 toes above the bottom.
The climber revealed to Reuters that he promised himself a number of years in the past that he would climb the constructing for the event as a result of 60 symbolizes France’s retirement age.
“I need to ship individuals the message that being 60 years is nothing. You may nonetheless do sport, be lively, do fabulous issues,” Robert informed Reuters.
Robert stated he made the climb to boost consciousness for international warming and in contrast the trek up the constructing to “a ladder,” based on Protection 92.
The information website reported that he handled the constructing’s metallic window frames utilizing “plasters” on his fingers and “a little bit of sort out to scale back perspiration” in the course of the climb.
He’s climbed a number of iconic buildings over time, together with the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera Home, Taipei 101, the Petronas Towers and Willis Tower.
Robert has no plans to surrender on his ardour, Protection 92 reported.
“I’ll nonetheless proceed so long as I’m in good well being,” Robert informed the outlet, based on Google Translate.