ABOVE: The man known as “The French Spider-Man” makes a dizzying free climb to the top of a 210 metre tower in Paris
Alain Robert, dubbed the “French Spider-Man” climbed a 210-metre tower in Paris on Tuesday as an act of solidarity with the victims of last week’s earthquake in Nepal.
People gathered to watch as Robert carried a Nepalese flag during his climb up the Montparnasse skyscraper.
Before taking up the challenge, he said he wanted to do the climb to pay respect to the quake’s victims in Nepal and to encourage those who are still fighting for their lives.
It’s hardly the first time that French Spidey has made the news.
A year ago, Robert climbed the Galaxy Macau Tower bare-handed as part of a promotional stunt for the film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”.
It took the 52 year old French climber only 46 minutes to climb the 153-metre tower last April.
Robert’s other notable climbs include the Empire State Building in New York, the Taipei 101, and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia.
He set a Guinness World Record in 2012 for climbing the 300 meter Aspire Tower in Doha, Qatar, in just 1 hour, 33 minutes and 47 seconds.
“It’s always a little hard beforehand,” he said after finishing another climb in Havana in 2013. “But afterwards I feel great. I feel reborn. I feel free.”