French climber Alain Robert, also known as "The French Spiderman", scales the 47-storey GT International Tower in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines January 29, 2019. (REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez)
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French urban freeclimber Alain Robert was arrested Tuesday, police said, after he scaled one of Manila's tallest towers in his latest high-risk ascent.The 56-year old adventurer dubbed the "The French Spiderman" climbed the 47-story GT Tower without safety equipment, leaving watchers on the ground staring in amazement. Robert has scaled more than 100 structures without ropes or other safety equipment, setting a record for "most buildings climbed unassisted" according to Guinness World Records.His successes include many of the world's tallest skyscrapers and iconic buildings, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – where he used suction devices and a safety rope as it has no hand or footholds.
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