‘French Spiderman’ climbs Paris skyscraper harness-free

FILE PHOTO: French climber Alain Robert, also known as "The French Spiderman", gestures during an interview after he climbs the Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel in Barcelona, Spain June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) – Dubbed the “French Spiderman”, Alain Robert scaled a skyscraper in Paris on Monday without a harness to raise funds for the renovation of Notre-Dame cathedral. Television images showed the 56-year-old using horizontal struts running up the Engie headquarters’ curved facade and a protruding structure going top-to-bottom of the 185-metre (607 feet) glass-fronted […]

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