Offbeat Video

By Randal Coombs


A daredevil dubbed the ‘French SpiderMan’ climbed a 47-storey skyscraper with his bare hands, only to get arrested when he reached the ground.

Alain Robert, 56, performed the breath-taking stunt by scaling the GT International Tower Makati in Manila, Philippines, without safety gear on the morning of January 29.

Roan Presentacion filmed the climber dangling off the massive building’s side and slowly but steadily moving towards the top.

Alain, who is known for his illegal ascents of tall buildings around the world, including the Eiffel Tower and 2,717ft Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, has been a passionate climber since childhood and holds the Guinness World Record for ‘most buildings climbed’, over 150 all over the world.

As most of his free solo ascents are done without the authorities’ consent, Alain often ends up getting arrested as he reaches the ground at the end of his climbs.