One on One
Alain Robert
The French climber is known as the real-life 'Spiderman' for ascending the world's tallest structures.
Last Modified: 26 May 2011 09:27

Free-climbing Frenchman Alain Robert is known around the globe as 'Spiderman' for scaling skyscrapers and the world's tallest structures. 

From the Burj Khalifa in Dubai to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, he has climbed over 100 buildings in 30 years – most of which he did with his bare hands and no support system. His climbs are not always legal and have landed him in jail several times.

Despite these setbacks and the injuries he has endured, Alain Robert's passion for climbing pushes him to look for new challenges. "I have suffered a great deal, but here's the result. Never give up, make your dreams come true."

This episode of One on One can be seen from Saturday, May 28, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0430; Sunday: 0830, 1930; Monday: 1430.

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