Frenchman Alain Robert, who has conquered many of the world’s tallest buildings, set a new goal for himself last month at the age of 60. On Saturday, “French Spiderman” and the independent solo climber accomplished their goal by climbing the 48-story building. in Paris.
Robert climbed the 613-foot Tour Total building wearing a red dress and raised his arms as he reached the top. According to Defense 92, he reached the top in just 60 minutes.
“I want to send a message to people that being 60 is nothing. You can still do sports, be active, do great things,” he said. “I promised myself many years ago that when I turned 60, I would climb that tower again because 60 marks the retirement age in France and I thought it was a nice touch.”
Alain Robert climbs the 48-story Tour Total Energy building in Paris to celebrate her 60th birthday. “I want to send a message to people that being 60 is nothing. You can still do sports, be active, do great things,’ he added https://t.co/kotWiUMtQupic.twitter.com/CuWQSENyCM
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But it wasn’t the first time Robert Tour climbed the TotalEnergies Tower. He has performed it several times to raise public awareness about climate action.
Mr. Robert is world famous for carving tall buildings. His daring achievements include climbing to the top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world.
But Robert often scales structures without the necessary authorizations, and he has been detained on several occasions in various countries, including the UK and Germany.
Additionally, because he climbs alone, he does so without a harness, using only his hands, climbing shoes, and a bag of chalk powder to absorb sweat.
He has conquered over 100 structures around the world without safety equipment, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Malaysia’s iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the Sydney Opera House.