The French Spiderman!
Alais: The French Spiderman
Date of birth: August 7 1962 (age 54)
Resides: Bali, Indonesia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Profession: Building Climber
Number of Ascents: 140
Alain Robert is best known as "the French Spider-Man" (after the comic character Spider-Man), or "the Human Spider," for his death defying building ascents listed below. Handicapped by veritgo, and a number of serious injuries, Alain Robert has learned how to overcome his fears by training his mind to stay focused on his objective...staying alive. "You can only focus on one thing at one time. You cant' be focused on fighing for your life and thinking you are going to fall and die. Fighing keeps your mind busy."
Over the span of twenty plus years, Alain has climbed a number landmarks including the BurjKhalifa in Dubai (on top rope), Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and the Montparnasse Tower.