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'French Spiderman' arrested for climbing 217-metre-tall GT Tower in Philippines

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'French Spiderman' arrested for climbing 217-metre-tall GT Tower in Philippines

French climber Alain Robert, also known as the "French Spiderman", climbed Manila's 47-storey GT Tower on Tuesday.

Videos shared on social media showed people trying to get a glimpse of Robert during the climb in Makati City.

After his descent, he was promptly arrested by authorities and driven away in a police vehicle.

The 56-year-old was given his nickname after climbing the Sears Tower, now the Willis Tower, in Chicago in 1999.

A hobby that started when he was 11 has taken Robert to more than 150 skyscrapers around the world, including Dubai's Burj Khalifa — the world's tallest building — the Eiffel Tower, and the Sydney Opera House.

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