Alain Robert, who is also known as the French Spiderman, is set to climb Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, but this time around he would be using some safety precautions.
In 2004, Robert became the first in the world to climb the Taipei World Financial Centre, the world’s tallest building then. He has also scaled the Eiffel Tower and Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Twin Towers.
“People are used to see me climb without safety [equipments] but this time our main concern is safety,” said Roberts, adding, “This is a different game because Burj Khalifa is much taller than any of the previous tallest buildings in the world,”. He will hence be climbing the 828-metres building on March 28 using a rope and harness. Taipai center’s height is 508 m.
Robert’s effort is going to be on the occasion of the opening of the 10th Education Without Borders (EWB) Conference being organised by the Higher Colleges of Technology. He estimates to scale the peak in six to seven hours.