Alain Robert – AKA the Human Spiderman, the world’s greatest ever climber
Alain Robert is the Human Spiderman. A death-defying free climber, he has climbed dozens of skyscrapers around the world.
He shares his inspirational story of how he has continued to climb despite a life-threatening fall. Doctors told him he would never climb again.
As a result he has gone on to conquer the world’s tallest buildings.
Alain Robert says, "Being a top athlete requires total concentration and some sacrifices. I have suffered a great deal, but here’s the result. Never give up make your dreams come true”.
Mr Robert is 5ft 5in and weighs about 7st 12lb (50kg), with a low-fat ratio of bones to muscle which helps his extreme athleticism and skill.
He is 56 years old and was born on 7 August 1962 in Digoin, France.
Alain said his passion began in childhood when he spent his times climbing cliffs in the gorges of southwestern France.
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Alain Roberts is world renowned. After all he has climbed 143 of the world’s tallest buildings with his bare hands. Most noteworthy famous landmarks including Eiffel Tower, one of Petronas Tower, the Empire State Building, and the Montparnasse Tower.
His ascent of the 828-meter Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai made front page news worldwide. Ascending the National Bank of Abu Dhabi attracted over 150,000 amazed spectators along with millions who watched online.
Alain has had several serious accidents including the one which nearly finished him. Undoubtedly it was his incredible courage and extraordinary degree of self-confidence which helped him continue his dream. He lives for his passion - with no rope for protection.
Despite continuing to suffer from vertigo which is one of the lasting consequences of his most serious of his many falls, he has won several awards. Understandably he attracts huge media attention for every challenge.
Alain Robert's Background
Born in Digoin in Burgundy France, Alain is 5ft 5in and weighs 7st 12lb (50kg). This low fat ratio of bones to muscle helps his extreme athleticism and skill.
Alain’s story become a 3D feature film: The Web Of Life and his autobiography, “With Bare Hands”, was first published in English in 2008.