Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The real-life French Spiderman did it again.. Alain Robert conquered Dubai's Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest buliding in the world at over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet/half mile) and more than 160 stories in all.!!!

So this super structure ever made by human beings is nearly 1 kilometre tall and it takes super super human effort to climb it from outside using your bare hands, feets, muscles, nerves and mental strength and of course no height phobia at all!!!

But Alain Robert took just 6 hour to conquer the Burj Khalifa on 28th March 2011. Totally Awesome!!!

Burj Khalifa holds the following records:

• Tallest building in the world

• Tallest free-standing structure in the world

• Highest number of stories in the world

• Highest occupied floor in the world

• Highest outdoor observation deck in the world

• Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world

• Tallest service elevator in the world

However, Alain Robert, 48, also holds multiple world record by climbing more than 85 super-tall structures all over the world, from Malaysia to New York.

Nobody in this entire universe can beat Alain Robert in climbing all the tallest structures in the world... No one.. not even Spiderman himself!!!

Robert, the French daredevil, is only 5 foot 5 inches and weighs 105 pounds, yet this Spiderman from Bourgogne, France has climbed more than what Stan Lee's fictional Spiderman is capable of.

On his website, the Frenchman says he is the best solo climber in the world despite the fact he suffers from vertigo and accidents that have "left me disabled up to 66 percent."

But conquering the Burj Khalifa was not easy.

For weeks before the Burj Khalifa climb, Roberts stayed in a hotel near the tower, doing pushups, pullups and loading up on carbohydrate-rich foods like pasta.

Robert began climbing the Burj from the 100th floor of the glass-sheathed structure at around 6 p.m Dubai time on Monday 28th March 2011 as hundreds of gawkers gathered below and completed that historic feat in 6 hours, an hour faster than what he told journalists earlier..

All the best Robert.. you are the pride of France apart from the Three Muskeeters.. All for one and one for all!!!

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