Another tower, another challenge. It took Frenchman Alain Robert under 90 minutes to conquer Qatar’s tallest building,the Torch Tower. The climber, known as Spiderman, has built a reputation as the ultimate daredevil with his death-defying ascents of the world’s tallest buildings.
After completing the 300 metre climb he said:
“I had a lot of difficulties when I was halfway up. I started to get tired and and feel pain in my forearm and also in my legs. I wasn’t exactly wondering why I was climbing but I was still wondering whether it is going to be possible for me to reach the top. I was questioning myself, but I was calm. I was just facing problems.”
Our correspondent, Maha Barada, who watched the stunt said: “The shape of the top of the tower proved to be a major challenge for Spiderman. But as usual his adventure stretched the boundaries, especially as he did it without ropes or safety measures.”
Robert’s climbs have amazed onlookers around the world, but local police are generally not so impressed.