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With Bare Hands
by Alain Robert

Overcoming vertigo — and countless injuries which left him officially 60% disabled — the 'Real Spiderman' has scaled over 70 skyscrapers worldwide: from the Petronas Towers in Malaysia to Taipei 101, from Chicago's Sears Tower to Canary Wharf in London. Reward and punishment have been received in equal measure — the flamboyant Frenchman has gained international fame and raised thousands of pounds for charity, but has also been arrested, beaten and prosecuted.

Many people ask whether it is madness to undertake such perilous ascents without using safety equipment. But in Alain Robert's view, it is madness not to follow your dreams! This is the inspiring story of a man who has conquered fear and exceeded his own limits: the world's greatest urban climber.

See Alain climb the tallest building in Moscow, on the Human Spider documentary.



Told in his own words, the story of Alain Robert's lifelong urge to do nothing but climb (With Bare Hands -- the Story of the Human Spider, Maverick Press, €19.99) is an absorbing and very charming one.

- Tom Galvin, Evening Herald, 27 September 2008

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Published: Sep 5, 2008
Format | 317 pages | Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-905379-55-2

Avail: Ireland, UK: Sep 5, 2008

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How the real-life Spiderman works out
The Guardian - I'm Spiderman
Reuters - French "spiderman" scales Hong Kong skyscraper
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