Dressed in a Spider-Man suit and using no ropes or other equipment, a French urban climber scaled the 47-storey headquarters of oil giant Total on Tuesday, his second Parisian climb in less than a month. Alain Robert, 42, who has long called himself "Spiderman," climbed the 187-metre building, located in La Defense office park on the western edge of Paris, in just 25 minutes.

After his ascent, Robert had to pay a visit to the local police station for his feat but was released without being charged or fined, he said later.

Robert, who is renowned for climbing without ropes or other equipment, has also scaled the Eiffel Tower and more than 30 skyscrapers around the world, including New York's Empire State Building in 1994 and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, in 1997.


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