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In pictures: 'French spiderman' scales Paris skyscraper

Stephane de Sakutin, AFP - Alain Robert climbs the 210m (689 ft) Tour Montparnasse skyscraper with a Nepalese flag on April 28, 2015 in Paris.
Stephane de Sakutin, AFP - Alain Robert climbs the 210m (689 ft) Tour Montparnasse skyscraper with a Nepalese flag on April 28, 2015 in Paris.
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Alain Robert, a French urban climber dubbed "spiderman", scaled on Tuesday the highest building in Paris with a Nepalese flag in hand to pay tribute to the victims of the massive earthquake that devastated the Himalayan country.

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It took less than one hour for the 53-year-old Frenchman to reach the top of the 210-metre (690-feet) high Montparnasse Tower in the French capital.

Before starting his climb, Alain Robert said his thoughts went to mountaineers stuck at the Everest base camp, where many died in avalanches triggered by the monster quake that has killed more than 5,000 people and left some 10,000 injured.

The French spiderman has climbed some 130 structures around the world without ropes or other safety equipment, setting a record for "most buildings climbed unassisted" according to Guinness World Records. These include the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest tower in the world, the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, and Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Twin Towers.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

In pictures: French 'spiderman' scales Montparnasse tower for Nepal quake victims

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