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Alain Spiderman Robert scales Burj Khalifa

Alain Robert, popularly known as the French Spiderman, scaled Burj Khalifa in Dubai - the world's tallest building - on Monday, March 28 2011.

According to the Guiness World Records, Alain Spiderman Robert has climbed more than 100 towers, skyscrapers and monuments without any ropes or suction devices and has been arrested numerous times for his stunts which have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.

Scaling the 828 meters tall Burj Khalifa was a true challenge for the Spiderman since a thick blanket of dust had been covering the region since the last couple of days. Despite the dust storm, Alain Robert was determined to highlight the inborn potential of man to overcome any challenge and he proved it one more time in front of the thousands who had gathered below to see this historic climb.

This climb was held as part of the "Education Without Borders" international students conference organized by the UAE Higher Colleges of Technology.

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