Alain Robert has scaled the Défense region tower of the French capital without safety gear – in a demonstration against France’s coronavirus restrictions.
“It’s a climb against the health pass, which annoys everyone. It is an attack on fundamental freedoms, this pass is a disgrace,” Robert said.
The 60-year-old was arrested over an hour into the climb for “endangering the lives of others,” something he’s used to being nicked for as it’s his 11th attempt at scaling the building.
Usually a solitary climber, Robert was accompanied for the first time by three young climbers aged 21, 28 and 33, for whom it was an “honour” to join a legend in the discipline.