French Spidey Alain Robert to climb Burj Khalifa

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Kuala Lumpur, Jan 17 (ANI): French Spiderman Alain Robert has now set his sights on another landmark - he now plans to scale Burj Khalifa, the tallest building of the world in Dubai.

Robert, who first climbed his eight-floor apartment at 12 years of age after forgetting his keys, has since scaled more than 100 giant building across the globe with bare hands and shoes.

His victories include the Petronas Twin Towers, Taiwan's Taipei 101, the Eiffel Tower in France, the Empire State building in New York and the Sears Tower in Chicago.

And now this amazing climber has made up his mind to climb Burj Khalifa, which was unveiled on Jan 4.

"I will do many other climbs in between ... I know the people of Dubai, they are interested (in seeing him scale the Burj Khalifa), but I do not know when they will allow me to make that attempt," the New Straits Times Online quoted Robert as telling Bernama,

"...also the problem in Dubai is the hot weather (of) up to 40 oC, it doesn't seem that I'll be able to do it ... then, I'll have to do it in another year, maybe in between January and April 2011," he added. (ANI)

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