Alain Robert

Biography

We set ourselves limits, but we are all strong enough to aim higher, to achieve our goals. All we have to do is find such strength within ourselves.
Know how to develop it.

Alain Robert – Faith can move mountains

Climbing is his passion and philosophy of life. Although Alain suffers from vertigo and his accidents have left him disabled up to 66%, he has become the best solo climber. After his accidents or before climbing any building with his bare hands, Alain Robert has always accepted to call his life into question, to take calculated risks. He is not afraid of failing. That’s how he always achieves his goals. He prepares carefully for any ascent. He trains hard, his mind is totally concentrated on it. He knows that he’s got to get it right.

Alain Robert is known as the french spiderman and his whole life has been dedicated to climbing. What you may not know is that Alain has had several accidents that have left him 66 percent disabled and even suffers from vertigo but everthing that alain’s got is by his hard work. As a young boy he was afraid of everything and espacially heights. So he is decided to fight his phobia to realise his dream of becoming a climber.All along his oustanding experiences , Alain leads you in his own world for which you need to be totally commited, bold ,daring and focused,reminding people that we need targets and set goals to acheive what we have set out for. He believes that these values should be applied by everyone for anything and everything we undertake in our life.

Alain Robert is known as the french spiderman and his whole life has been dedicated to climbing. What you may not know is that Alain has had several accidents that have left him 66 percent disabled and even suffers from vertigo but everthing that alain’s got is by his hard work. As a young boy he was afraid of everything and espacially heights. So he is decided to fight his phobia to realise his dream of becoming a climber.All along his oustanding experiences , Alain leads you in his own world for which you need to be totally commited, bold ,daring and focused,reminding people that we need targets and set goals to acheive what we have set out for. He believes that these values should be applied by everyone for anything and everything we undertake in our life.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Alain ROBERT has received many awards since he started out as a solo climber :

  • World record for the most extreme solo route ever achieved (8b, Gorge of the Verdon, in 1993)
  • Award for his solo performance, presented by the President of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) Juan Antonio Samaranche,
  • In 1993 Janssens Festival Award, in 1991
  • Award for his solo performance, Festival des Diablerêts (Switzerland), in 1992
  • Grand Prix « L’Aigle d’Or », Adventure Film Festival, Val d’Isère (France) in 1999
  • Torello Festival Award (Mountain and Adventure Film Festival, Spain) in 1995
  • Gold Medal » of the city of Pau (France)
  • Participation in « 2004, Year of Sport and Education », N.U
  • Registration in Guinness Book of the records, in 2008.
  • Award of public, Internatiional Adventure Film Festival, Dijon (France) in 2009
  • Alain Alain Robert received the award in recognition of his extraordinary and spectacular feats in his area of specialisation.
    The BrandLaureate World Records Awards 2010
  • Registration in Guinness Book of the records, in 2010

CAREER

June 1999 Robert also climbed the 170-metre (558 ft) Marriott Hotel in Warsaw, Poland.

2000, Robert climbed the 23-metre (75 ft) high Luxor Obelisk in Place de la Concorde, France.

February 2003, he legally climbed the 200-metre (656 ft) National Bank of Abu Dhabi, UAE, watched by about 100,000 spectators.

In May 2003, he was paid approximately $18,000 to climb the 95-metre (312 ft) Lloyd’s building to promote the premiere of the movie
Spider-Man on the British television channel Sky Movies.

On 19 October 2004, he scaled the 187-metre (614 ft) headquarters of the French oil company Total while wearing a Spider-Man costume.[citation needed]

Robert scaled Taipei 101 on 25 December 2004, a few days before its grand opening as the tallest building in the world.
The 508-metre (1,667 ft) climb was legal, part of the week’s festivities.

On 11 June 2005 he climbed the Cheung Kong Centre in Hong Kong, scaling 283 metres (928 ft) to reach the top of the 62-story tower.

On 1 September 2006, he climbed the tallest building in Lithuania and the Baltic States – Europa Tower, 148 metres (486 ft), in Vilnius,
he reached the observation deck of the building, 114 metres (374 ft), in 40 minutes.

In 2006 he also climbed Torre Vasco da Gama in Portugal as part of an advertisement for Optimus, a national mobile operator.

He finished the year climbing the Santa Fe World Plaza in Mexico City on 7 December 2006. On 23 February 2007, he legally climbed the headquarters building of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) on the coast of Abu Dhabi.

20 March 2007, he again climbed the Petronas Twin Towers, marking the tenth anniversary of his previous ascent of this building.

31 May 2007, he scaled the 88-story Jin Mao Building in Shanghai, China’s then tallest skyscraper, once again wearing a Spider-Man costume.

November 2007, Robert was invited by the local government of Zhangjiajie, a scenic region in the southern province of Hunan, to climb the 1,518-metre (4,980 ft) Tianmen mountain to boost the profile of the region and bring in tourists.[8]

4 September 2007, he climbed the 244-metre (801 ft) Federation Tower office building in Moscow, (Russia’s tallest skyscraper). He was detained by police afterwards.[9]

On 18 December 2007, he climbed the 29-story Portland House office building in London (Westminster’s tallest building) in just over 40 minutes.

On 15 April 2008, he climbed the 60-story Four Seasons Place in Hong Kong.

On 5 June 2008, he climbed the New York Times Building in New York.

On 17 February 2009, he once again climbed the Cheung Kong Centre in Hong Kong, taking 40 minutes to reach the top of the 62-story tower.

On 2 April 2009, during the 2009 G-20 London summit he climbed to the 9th floor of the Lloyd’s building

On 2 June 2009, he climbed to the 41st floor of the RBS Tower in Sydney Australia before returning to the ground; he was arrested as he finished his descent.[16]

On 1 September 2009, one day after Malaysia celebrated its 52nd Independence Day  Alain Robert finally made it successfully to the top of the Petronas Twin Towers.

On 8 October 2009, Robert climbed the 33-story building of the Ariane TV station in Paris.

On 30 August 2010, he climbed the Lumiere Residential building in Sydney, Australia, which was a 57 story building.

On 5 November 2010, starting at 6pm, he took 35 minutes to scale the Singapore Flyer. It was the first time he climbed a circular,
moving structure and became the first person to climb around the world’s tallest observatory wheel.

On January 26, 2011 he completed a morning climb of the Hang Seng Head Office building in Hong Kong finishing at midday.

On March 28, 2011 Robert climbed the tallest building in the world, the 828-meter Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, taking just over six hours to
complete the climb.

May 17, 2011 he climbed the Istanbul Sapphire, which is currently Europe’s 4th tallest building. It was a legal climb.

September 4, 2011 he legally climbed the 240-meter tall central tower of Moscow State University, during 2-hour 4D show by David Atkins,
in which the university was used as a projection screen.[20]

14 October 2011, he climbed the InterContinental Bucharest in Bucharest, Romania.[21]

25 March 2012, he scaled Bakrie Tower in Jakarta, Indonesia.

12 April 2012, he set a Guinness World Record for climbing the 300m-high Aspire Tower in Doha, Qatar in the fastest time
(1 hour, 33 minutes and 47 seconds)[22]

Robert has now scaled more than 85 giant structures around the world, including the Empire State Building, Chicago’s Willis Tower and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, as well as Doha’s La Cigale Hotel in 2008 and Sydney’s 57-storey Lumiere skyscraper in 2010.

After his accidents or before climbing any building with his bare hands, Alain Robert has always accepted to call his life into question, to take calculated risks. He is not afraid of failing. That’s how he always achieve his goals. He prepares carefully for any ascent. He trains hard, his mind is totally concentrated on it. He knows that he’s got to get it right.

As a speaker, Alain Robert shows the same meticulousness, taking part in conventions and seminars. Alain also offers to organize incentive trips, and provides certified training and instruction. Because of his popularity with the media and the public, he is also contacted to climb on the occasion of various special events.

TOPICS

– Adventure
– Inspiration
– Sport