The French skyscraper climber who calls himself "Spiderman" scaled Europe's tallest skyscraper in the Russian capital on Tuesday before being detained by police.Alain Robert climbed to the top of the 799-feet-high Federation office building, Europe's tallest building, in less than a half-hour using a ladder. Police did not try to prevent him from ascending the building or attempt to pursue him, but detained him afterward.It was not immediately clear why Robert, renowned for climbing without ropes or other equipment, used the ladder on his Moscow ascent.
Spiderman detained after Moscow climb.
In front of a crowd of about 100,000, 'Spider-man' Alain Robert made it to the top of Abu Dhabi's tallest building, the 185m Investment Authority, without safety gear.
The 44-year-old, who suffers from vertigo, used tiny slots in the concrete for purchase.
Free climbing Frenchman Alain Robert...just awesome..
Alain Robert (born August 7, 1962 in Valence, Drôme, France) is a rock and urban climber. Nicknamed "Spider-Man," Robert is an urban climber, free solo climbing rocks and up the vertical, smooth exteriors of skyscrapers.
Robert has climbed more than 70 of the world's tallest structures, including the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, with his bare hands and without a safety net.