|Alain Robert (born August 7, 1962 in Valence, Drôme, France as Robert Alain Philippe) is a rock and urban climber. Nicknamed "Spider-Man," Robert is an urban climber, free solo climbing rocks and up the vertical, smooth exteriors of skyscrapers.
On February 23, 2007, in front of a crowd of about 100,000, french Alain Robert climbs the facade of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority tower with his bare hands, in the United Arab Emirates. He completed the climb in less then 30 minutes.
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