French Spiderman to scale Burj, but with precautions

In 2004, Robert became the first in the world to climb the Taipei World Financial Centre, the world's tallest building then. He has also scaled the Eiffel Tower and Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Twin Towers.

"People are used to see me climb without safety [equipments] but this time our main concern is safety," said Roberts, adding, "This is a different game because Burj Khalifa is much taller than any of the previous tallest buildings in the world,". He will hence be climbing the 828-metres building on March 28 using a rope and harness. Taipai center's height is 508 m.

Robert's effort is going to be on the occasion of the opening of the 10th Education Without Borders (EWB) Conference being organised by the Higher Colleges of Technology. He estimates to scale the peak in six to seven hours.

Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi? Who will win the battle royale of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Get real-time news updates, views and analysis on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on 

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram with #DHPoliticalTheatre for live updates on the Indian general elections 2019.

Liked the story?

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0