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French "Spider-Man" still sticking around

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 01:17

April 23 - Daredevil Alain Robert scales the 33-storey Galaxy Macau hotel in the rain using rope and suction cups. Sharon Reich reports.

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He's known around the world as "The French Spider-Man," and it's not hard to see why. Climber Alain Robert is at it again -- this time scaling one of the cuppola-topped towers at the Galaxy Macau Hotel. SOUDNBITE Climber Alain Robert saying (English): "First of all that kind of building, unfortunately, I can only climb with suction cups. So that's a bit of a problem for me in terms of ethic. But still you know since that was the only way, I knew at least I can climb with suction cups." Despite the rain, the 52-year-old Frenchman climbed the 33 stories in a little more than half an hour as part of a promotion for the new film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.' SOUDNBITE Climber Alain Robert saying (English): "Second of all, the weather was so, so. It was a little bit rainy so it was making the surface a little bit slippery. I got problems also at the top climbing the cupola. A few times I was sliding and sometimes it was a little bit difficult," said Robert. Robert has climbed more than 140 buildings throughout the world with his bare hands. He set a Guinness World Record in 2012 for climbing the 300-metre Aspire Tower in Doha, Qatar in 1 hour 33 minutes and 4 seconds.

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French "Spider-Man" still sticking around

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 01:17