Alain Robert has soloed many of the world’s largest buildings and the 51-year-old shows no signs of slowing down.  

Robert is a French rock climber from Digoin, Saone-et-Loire,Bourgogne, France. He is known as the French Spider Man or the Human Spider. He is famous for soloing skyscrapers with no more than a small chalk bag and a pair of climbing shoes. Some notable climbs are  Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and the Montparnasse Tower.

Here is a video of his recent solo up the Ariane Tower. Below is a list of his notable climbs.

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Alain Robert on Qatar’s highest building

Alain Robert on Qatar’s highest building

Location Building Date Height Notes
Sydney, Australia Sydney Tower 1997 319 metres (1,047 ft)
Sydney, Australia Sydney Opera House 1997 65 metres (213 ft)
Sydney, Australia Sydney Harbour Bridge 1997 135 metres (443 ft)
Sydney, Australia RBS Tower 2 June 2009 218 metres (715 ft) Descended to ground. Arrested and fined A$750
Sydney, Australia Lumiere building 30 August 2010 151 metres (495 ft) Arrested at the top. Took about 20 minutes to climb the 57-story building
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hotel Vermont 1996
Montreal, Canada Crown Plaza Hotel 1999 120 metres (390 ft)
Montreal, Canada Place de la Cathédrale 146 metres (479 ft)
Hong Kong Four Seasons Place 2008 130 metres (430 ft)
Hong Kong The Far East Finance Centre 1996 200 metres (660 ft)
Hong Kong The Cheung Kong Centre 2009 283 metres (928 ft)
Hong Kong The Cheung Kong Centre 2005 283 metres (928 ft)
London, England One Canada Square[26] 18 October 2002 244 metres (801 ft) Abandoned half way due to rain
London, England One Canada Square 1995 244 metres (801 ft)
London, England Lloyd’s building 2 April 2009 95 metres (312 ft) Climbed to the 9th floor. Unfurled a 100 ft banner.
London, England Portland House 18 December 2007 101 metres (331 ft) Arrested. 40-minute climb.
Paris Eiffel Tower 1996/97 313 metres (1,027 ft)
Paris, France Grande Arche at La Défense[27] 1999 105 metres (344 ft) Failed due to heat, rescued by firemen
Paris, France The Luxor Obelisk in Place de la Concorde 1999 31 metres (102 ft)
Paris, France Tour Montparnasse 1995 209 metres (686 ft)
Paris, France Tour Crystal at Front de Seine 2005 100 metres (330 ft)
Paris, France Tour Crystal at Front de Seine 1996 100 metres (330 ft)
Paris, France Mercurial Towers at Bagnolet 1995 125 metres (410 ft)
Paris, France Headquarters of the French oil companyTotal 19 October 2004 187 metres (614 ft) Wore a Spider-Man costume
Paris, France Headquarters of the French oil companyTotal 20 March 2014 187 metres (614 ft)
Paris, France Ariane building[28] 8 October 2009 152 metres (499 ft) no formal charges were brought against him
Frankfurt, Germany Dresdner Bank Tower 1995 145 metres (476 ft)
Milan, Italy Banca di Milano building 1995 112 metres (367 ft)
Tokyo, Japan Shinjuku Center Building 1998 245 metres (804 ft)
Warsaw, Poland Marriott Hotel 1999 140 metres (460 ft)
Johannesburg, South Africa IBM Tower 1998 110 metres (360 ft)
Abu Dhabi, UAE National Bank of Abu Dhabi Feb 2003 173 metres (568 ft) A legal climb. Watched by about 100,000 spectators.
Abu Dhabi, UAE The Etisalat building 2005 160 metres (520 ft)
Abu Dhabi, UAE ADIA Headquarters Building 2007 185 metres (607 ft)
New York City, United States New York Times Building 5 June 2008 228 metres (748 ft) Unfurled global warming banner. Arrested by police.
New York City, United States Empire State Building 1994 381 metres (1,250 ft)
Chicago, United States Willis Tower 1999 443 metres (1,453 ft) Arrested on top
San Francisco, United States Golden Gate Bridge 1996 227 metres (745 ft)
Philadelphia, United States Blue Cross Tower 1997 185 metres (607 ft)
Las Vegas, United States Luxor Hotel 1996 106 metres (348 ft)
Tampere, Finland Hotel Ilves 2003 61 metres (200 ft)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Petronas Tower 1 20 March 1997 452 metres (1,483 ft) Arrested at the 60th floor
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Petronas Tower 2 20 March 2007 452 metres (1,483 ft) Arrested at the 60th floor
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Petronas Towers 1 September 2009 452 metres (1,483 ft) Stood atop the highest point of the tower, fined MYR 2000
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Sabah Foundation Building 1997 150 metres (490 ft)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Melia Hotel 1997 80 metres (260 ft) For fundraising
Singapore Overseas Union Bank Centre 2000 280 metres (920 ft) Arrested at the 21st floor
Singapore Suntec Tower One 2008 176 metres (577 ft)
Taiwan Taipei 101 2004 508 metres (1,667 ft) Climbed as part of opening event. Tallest building in the world at the time of ascent.
Caracas, Venezuela Parque Central Torre 2002 224 metres (735 ft)
Barcelona, Spain Torre Agbar 2007 144 metres (472 ft)
Barcelona, Spain Torre Agbar 2006 144 metres (472 ft)
Portugal Torre Vasco da Gama 2006 145 metres (476 ft) Optimus-sponsored legal climb to promote a phone.
Lisbon, Portugal 25 de Abril Bridge[29] 6 August 2007 190 metres (620 ft) Arrested
Mexico City, Mexico Santa Fé World Plaza Corporate Tower 2006 127 metres (417 ft)
Bratislava, Slovakia Slovak Radio Building 12 April 2007 80 metres (260 ft) Took less than 20 minutes
Shanghai, China Jin Mao Building 31 May 2007[30] 420 metres (1,380 ft) Arrested, expelled from China
Moscow, Russia West Federation Tower 4 September 2007 244 metres (801 ft) Detained by police.
São Paulo, Brazil Edifício Itália[31] February 2008 168 metres (551 ft)
Beirut, Lebanon Phoenicia Hotel[32] October 2008 239 metres (784 ft)
Jakarta, Indonesia The City Tower 12 November 2008 150 metres (490 ft)
Pune, India The Amanora Tower 28 February 2010 100 metres (330 ft) Took less than 12 minutes
Paris GDF Suez building 7 April 2010 185 metres (607 ft) Arrested at the top
Singapore Singapore Flyer 5 November 2010 165 metres (541 ft) First person to climb around the world’s tallest observatory wheel.
Dubai, UAE Burj Khalifa 28 March 2011 828 metres (2,717 ft) Legal climb, partial use of safety harness. Tallest building in the world at the time of ascent.
Doha, Qatar Aspire Tower[22] 12 April 2012 300 metres (980 ft) Set a Guinness World Record for climbing in the fastest time (1 hour, 33 minutes and 47 seconds)
Paris Tour First 10 May 2012 231 metres (758 ft)
Port Louis, Mauritius Mauritius Telecom Tower 21 June 2012 110 metres (360 ft) Legal climb, took less than 30 minutes.
Moscow,Russia Mail.ru office Tower 29 August 2013 109 metres (358 ft) Legal climb, took less than 30 minutes.
Auckland, New Zealand Metropolis Residences 12 December 2013 155 metres (509 ft) Legal climb, promotion for Samsung Galaxy Gear. 

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Souces: Wikipedia, Alain Robert


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