September 03, 2009

Spider-Man Scales Petronas Towers in Malaysia: French daredevil Alain Roberts has succeeded on his third attempt to scale the 1,483-foot Petronas Towers in Malaysia. On previous attempts in 1998 and 2007, security guards grabbed him on the sixtieth floor. Using just his hands and feet, Robert ascended the building in around two hours, standing atop the pinnacle in triumph.

posted by rcade to extreme at 02:05 PM - 3 comments

I'm very surprised he was able to get away with this. He has tried it before and was stopped, so you'd think security would have been on to him this time, too. When I was last in KL, they closed access to the towers completely due to ongoing terrorist threats from JI. You couldn't get near the place.

posted by owlhouse at 11:31 PM on September 03, 2009

I hear he has radioactive blood.

posted by HATER 187 at 12:33 AM on September 04, 2009

I think the time between attempts allowed him to gain access. That and the fact he didn't advertise his attempt so there was very little spectator presence.

Gotta say, almost 1500 feet up with no equipment.....Boulders of STEEL!

posted by stalnakerz at 07:47 AM on September 04, 2009

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