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24 January 2011

Book excerpt: With Bare Hands by Alain Robert

2016-11-24T01:14:26+08:00January 24th, 2011|authors, book excerpt, events|0 Comments

Extreme urban climber Alain Robert is in Hong Kong this week to give a talk at the Royal Geographical Society (6:30pm, Tuesday Jan 25th, details at the link). This reminds me to post an excerpt from his hair-raising autobiography With Bare Hands. Alain has made a career out of thumbing his nose at the authorities and doing what people tell [...]

15 April 2009

Vertigo video: Alain Robert reaches his own summit at the G20

2009-04-15T19:36:15+08:00April 15th, 2009|authors, events, media attention, publishing|2 Comments

Amid hordes of protesters at the G20 summit in London, one stood out above the rest: With Bare Hands author Alain Robert climbed the Lloyds Building to draw attention to climate change. The fearless wall crawler is also the subject of an in-depth feature story in the New Yorker this month, as well as stories in The Independent and The [...]