Frenchman climbs world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa – World – Video – 3 News

EDITED due to vodpod not working

“The “French Spider-Man” Alain Robert last night conquered the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa.

Dressed in red leggings and a white shirt, Robert began his 828metre climb at 6.03pm, reaching the summit just after midnight, displaying, in his own words, “the spirit to dare and succeed.””

the 3 news website has some good video coverage http://www.3news.co.nz/Frenchman-climbs-worlds-tallest-tower-Burj-Khalifa/tabid/313/articleID/204552/Default.aspx

And emirates247 has some excellent photos http://www.emirates247.com/news/spiderman-conquers-burj-khalifa-completes-828m-climb-by-midnight-2011-03-29-1.374297

Alain Robert says he is not done with Dubai yet as Burj Al Arab is next on his list”

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3 Responses to Frenchman climbs world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa – World – Video – 3 News

  1. david woodhouse says:

    the blog has only just arrived, but the link says the vodpod no longer exists! That was quick!!

  2. ianganderton says:

    David- for some reason vodpod isn’t picking up the video. I’ve edited the post to show 2 news stories, first the original post with the video (inc interview) and second emirates247.com coverage with plenty of photos and a bit of video.

  3. ianganderton says:

    BBC News Coverage http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12888817

    Scroll down the page for listings of other news sites covering the event.

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