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A montage the Burj Khalifa feat of Alain Robert and Alexis Landot.

PHOTO BY MASHREQ


Video: French ‘Spiderman’ and partner climb Burj Khalifa to launch cleanup campaign

French “Spiderman” Alain Robert and his climbing partner Alexis Landot climbed Dubai’s superscraper Burj Khalifa to launch a global mountain cleanup campaign.

The historic dual climb of the world’s tallest building was completed in nine hours. Video of the duo’s death-defying climb was released on Thursday, the first day of the COP28 global climate change conference in Dubai. Watch their climb here:

The Climb2Change initiative by UAE-based Mashreq bank is aimed at raising awareness to clean up 14 of the world’s highest peaks, which are often littered with items left behind by climbers.

The 62-year-old Robert said the climb up Burj Khalifa was “very challenging” and “very technical”. It was his second time to scale the tower, after climbing it solo in 2011.

This time he was joined by friend and 23-year-old professional climber Landot, who said it was the “most exhausting climb” he has ever done.

Robert is famous for doing solo rock climbing without the use of safety ropes. He has climbed more than 170 buildings around the world.


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