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French Spiderman climbs to the top in Doha

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Alain Robert climbs up The Torch hotel in Doha, Qatar on April 12.

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French climber Alain Robert scales The Torch hotel, the tallest tower in Doha, on April 12.

Alain Robert, who calls himself the “French Spiderman”, climbed 300 meters (about 985 feet) up The Torch hotel in Doha, Qatar on April 12. Robert, who has been scaling tall buildings since the age of seven took 75 minutes to complete the climb. The Torch hotel was built in the shape of the Olympic torch for the 2006 Asian games and is the tallest tower in Doha.

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A crowd gathers to watch Alain Robert climb 985 feet up The Torch hotel in Doha, Qatar on April 12.

 

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