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French Spiderman climbs 29-story Spanish hotel without ropes

world Updated: Jun 13, 2017 19:19 IST
French urban climber, Alain Robert scales the 393-feet Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.

French urban climber, Alain Robert scales the 393-feet Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.(AP Photo)

French urban climber Alain Robert has scaled a 29-story hotel in Barcelona with his bare hands and in just 20 minutes.

Footage released Tuesday showed 54-year-old Robert, who is known as the “French Spiderman,” climbing the 114 meters (374 feet) of the Melia Barcelona Sky hotel without a safety harness.

French urban climber, Alain Robert gestures after scaling the 120 meters Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel. (AP Photo)

Robert claimed to have reached the top of the glass-and-steel skyscraper in 20 minutes on Monday, according to his YouTube channel.

He was questioned by police on reaching the top, but was released without charge.

The free climber has scaled the world’s tallest structures, almost always without ropes or harnesses and often without permission. He also gives motivational speeches.