Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Using the lift would be safer

How spooky! We were watching a program on National Geographic last night about the building of the Petronas Twin Towers and then I read this story this morning.

A French climber who calls himself "Spiderman" has been thwarted in his latest attempt to scale one of the world's tallest buildings.

Alain Robert was hauled in and arrested as he reached the 60th floor of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

It is the second time he has tried to climb the building, having failed in his first attempt exactly 10 years ago.

Mr Robert climbs without rope. He has had several serious falls, resulting in fractures and operations.

He has climbed 70 buildings in the course of his career, including the Eiffel Tower, London's Canary Wharf building, New York's Empire State Building, and Chicago's Sears Tower.

I can feel queasy just looking down from our roof terrace. This guy must be seriously mad.

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