A French daredevil managed to climb on a 475-foot tower in just 25 minutes in Barcelona without wearing a harness.
The daredevil climbed one of the tallest skyscrapers in Barcelona without a harness in what he said was a protection against the panic over the deadly coronavirus epidemic.
Bystanders and the police watched Alain Robert, who is also known as the “French Spiderman”, climb up the Torre Agbar, a 475-foot building that is covered in glass.
The glass-covered office building is known for its night-time illuminations.
As Robert came down, the 57-year-old was arrested by the police.
As he was getting arrested by the police, onlookers applauded his feet.
Before climbing the building, Robert said, “What is more contagious today is not the coronavirus, it is fear. There are probably some three billion people who are scared because of this disease, which after all, we can’t control.”
He added, “There is a certain analogy between what I do, climbing without a rope, which can cause some fear. And the same happens with coronavirus. In my case, we can talk about a fear that is controlled, domesticated.”
Robert is famous for his daredevil approach to scuttling up buildings with nothing more than some chalk on his hands and climbing shoes on his feet.
Robert has conquered over 100 structures all over the world
He has climbed Dubai’s Burj Khalifa complex, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Malaysia’s iconic Petronas Twin Towers, and the Sydney Opera House without safety equipment.