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French 'Spiderman' climbs world's tallest tower in Dubai

Notice that, unlike in his past, illegal scaling of buildings in places from Paris to Sydney and Hong Kong, the French 'Spiderman' is using a rope and harness to climb this mammoth 2,717 foot-tall skyscraper, and the event is actually being organized by the tower's owner, who has an ambulance and stretcher at the ready.

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Women take photos of French climber Alain Robert, nicknamed 'Spiderman', as he makes his way up the world's tallest tower of Burj Khalifa in the Gulf Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on March 28. Alain Robert, the 48-years-old climber, started his climb up the 828 metre high tower, expecting to take about six or seven hours to complete. Robert has been climbing since he was 12 years-old and to date has climbed over 120 buildings.

What do you think - does having the event organized and safety measures put in place an obvious no-brainer, or does it make this feat too promotional and less daring?  Read the full story here.

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French Spider man Alain Robert climbs up Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on March 28. Just before sunset Monday, a French skyscraper climber who calls himself "Spiderman" started to pull his way up the side of the world's tallest tower in Dubai.

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French climber Alain Robert scales the 828 meter World's tallest tower Burj Khalifa in Dubai on March 28. French 'Spiderman' Robert is world famous for illegally climbing tall buildings across the world.