View Full Version : 'Spiderman' scales part of China mountain

11-19-2007, 07:40 AM

Alain Robert, known for scaling the world's tallest buildings, climbed 200 meters (656 feet) near the top of Hunan province's Tianmen Mountain without equipment Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Instead of being arrested, this time the climber was hailed for his exploit, shown on state television surrounded by celebrating crowds. Local officials had invited Robert to climb on the mountain in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, hoping the stunt would draw attention and tourism to the area.

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