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‘Human Spider’ Alain Robert begins 754ft climb in City of London



“Human Spider” Alain Robert has begun a surprise 754ft (230m) climb in the City of London.

The 56-year-old is scaling the Heron Tower, with the climb set to take about an hour.

Robert, whose previous death-defying climbs include the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Empire State Building in New York, said before setting off that he was likely to be arrested following the feat.

“I’m not crazy,” he told Sky News. “What I’m doing may seem crazy but I’m not that crazy.”

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