Spider-man turns 60 and climbs a 48-story skyscraper in Paris: “Age doesn't matter, remember that”

Spider-man turns 60 and climbs a 48-story skyscraper in Paris: “Age doesn't matter, remember that”

 Spider-man turns 60 and climbs a 48-storey skyscraper in Paris: & quot; Age doesn't matter, remember it & quot;

French climber Alain Robert – known as “Spider-Man” in the international news for having free-climbing (solo and unprotected) many of the most famous tall buildings in the world – turned 60 yesterday. Robert decided to celebrate his birthday by climbing the Tour Total Energies, a 48-storey building in the Parisian district of La Défense. “I want to send people the message that being 60 is nothing. You can still play sports, be active and do great things,” he told Reuters, quoted by various French and international media. Spider-man, who already has many free ascents of the Tour TotalEnergies, took this time about an hour: one minute for every year of age. A symbolic number, recalled the French mountaineer who became an '' urban climber '', because 60 represents the retirement age in France. “It seemed a good thing to me,” he said again, recalling that the purpose of the hundreds of skyscraper climbs he has done all over the world – and for which he has been repeatedly stopped and even arrested – is to raise awareness. publishes on the problem of global warming. Robert, the Eiffel Tower (1996), the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco (1996), the Empire State Building in New York (1994), the twin Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur (1997, 2007, 2009), the Taipei 101 tower in the capital of Taiwan, 508 meters high (2004), the Willis Tower in Chicago (443 meters, 1999), the Jin Mao Building in Shaghai (420 meters), which in 2007 earned him his arrest and the expulsion from China, and above all the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world with its 828 meters, carried out in March 2011 in which, however, exceptionally, he climbed secured by harness and rope with the assistance of a companion: a feat that lasted over six hours. & nbsp;
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