https://www.youtube.com/watch?v = dg_l4po_0e0
He is known as spider-man French, Alain Robert, It is one of the leading pioneers in the world of climbing free solo buildings, without protection of any kind. A bold escalation, extremely risky and reckless, which it has supporters but also many detractors, and the historic French climber is still king his 57 year old.
And this time it has again demonstrated in one of his favorite targets, a building of 144 meters has already managed to climb on up 4 occasions, the latest this morning: Torre Agbar in Barcelona.
But what really surprised this time, It is that his climb was broadcast live almost entirely through various channels streaming Youtube, among which are as important means as the national newspaper La Vanguardia or AMP, the authors of this fantastic video.
After completing his descent he was arrested and taken to dungeons, from which came hours after being imposed a substantial penalty.
One way to train the less, amazing
Alain Robert is not only passionate about urban climbing buildings, which practiced since its beginnings in the sport. It is also a climber highest level and has been one of the great Europeans concerning what just refer free. Epics have been many of his climbs without rope in the Verdon Gorge, one of his favorite destinations and where he has signed countless climbs over the years.
But this risky and reckless way to scale always requires maximum concentration. A single failure would end in a fatal outcome in which it would be impossible to dodge death. And aware of it, French climber decided to take the training and preparation for this type of challenge to the next level, giving us one of the most amazing photographs of all time in which he was seen training in the basement of his house, on a ceiling pronounced with several sharp swords covering the possible fall.