Spiderman Climbs up a Tall Building – level 3

12-10-2020 15:00

Alain Robert, known as ´Spiderman´, faces criminal charges after scaling one of Frankfurt´s tallest buildings.

The 58-year-old French urban climber has scaled many of the world´s tallest structures, and his climbs attract a lot of attention because Robert does not use ropes.

Robert climbed to the top of the 545-feet office building without a safety harness. He wore a silver suit and cowboy boots, and his stunt took just 30 minutes to complete. The building is in Germany´s financial capital, and it is a home to rail operator Deutsche Bahn who has filed a criminal complaint against Robert for trespassing.

In 2018, Robert was banned from climbing any building in the UK after scaling the Heron Tower, a 755-feet tall commercial skyscraper in London.

Difficult words: scale (to climb up a steep surface), safety harness (belts or ropes that stop a person from falling), trespass (to enter someone´s land or property without permission).

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