FRENCH “Spider-Man” Alain Robert, recipient of The BrandLaureate Book of World Records, turned into a real-life superhero when he scaled a major bank tower in Hong Kong’s central business district — the 68-floor Cheung Kong Center and unfurled a red and white banner of Hong Kong and China flags.
In a media statement, Robert, 56, said his stunt was an “an urgent appeal for peace and consultation between Hong Kong people and their government.”
Robert who was also a recipient of the BrandLaureate International Brand Personality Award in 2010 said: “Perhaps what I do can lower the temperature and maybe raise a smile. That’s my hope anyway.”
Robert’s appeal for calm comes as some of the pro-democracy protests have become violent as the city rages on into its third month of political crisis.
Robert was present at The BrandLaureate Awards (2018-2019) on July 27, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, to receive the BrandLaureate Book of World Records for his achievements as a world famous urban solo freestyle climber.
As the “Top 100” athletes of all time, Robert has ascended 170 of the tallest skyscrapers in the world… including Dubai’s 2,717ft (828m) Burj Khalifa, with only his bare hands.
He will also release a single called “I Climb The World” later this year.
During an interview at the Awards ceremony, he said: “I fully feel alive when my life is at stake. It may sound a bit scary and crazy but this is the way it is.”