French urban climber Alain Robert has been dubbed “Spiderman” for his fearless harness free climbing of famous monuments, like the Golden Gate Bridge and Burj al Khalifa in Dubai. Now Robert is climbing in Paris for a cause.
Last week, Robert climbed to the top of one of the tallest buildings in Paris, the skyscraper Tour T1 in the business district La Defense. Robert scaled the 607 foot building without a harness to raise awareness for Jacqueline Savage, a woman who was sentenced to prison for killing her abusive husband.
The 54-year-old could be called a “climb-activist,” since he has climbed more than 100 structures for causes such as earthquake victims in Nepal. Robert uses the media coverage of his extreme climbs to bring attention to human rights issues throughout the world. Robert is hoping his climb will help lead to the release of Savage, and to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.
Watch France’s real life Spiderman climb a skyscraper:https://youtu.be/cz46kdcoaH8