2 June 2009

Spiderman reaches the top down under

2017-10-05T21:35:08+08:00June 2nd, 2009|authors, events, media attention|1 Comment

From Australia's National Nine News this afternoon: A Frenchman with an apparent aversion to lifts has been arrested in Sydney after climbing one of the city's skyscrapers. A female office worker who stopped to watch after a morning meeting said it was thrilling to see someone climb the building. "I think it's really important for people to push the limit," [...]

31 May 2007

Spiderman in Shanghai!

2007-05-31T22:51:14+08:00May 31st, 2007|authors, china, events, new books|2 Comments

Excited spectators gathered with their camera phones today to watch daredevil Alain Robert scale the 88-storey Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai. The 420-metre ascent ended in arrest for the fearless Frenchman, but he took it in his stride: having climbed the world's three tallest buildings barehanded, he wasn't about to let the fourth-tallest pass him by. Reuters has the story: [...]