Frenchman climbs Hong Kong building, for some reason

by Mark R

Remember how I mentioned yesterday that Hong Kong is one of the most populated cities in the world? Man, some people must be feeling so crowded that they are climbing walls.

Or, in the case of French Alain Robert, climb skyscrapers. Mr. Robert apparently decided to take it upon himself to climb a 290-meter skyscraper without any permission.

He had no safety cable, no ropes, not even a single suction cup. You can watch the video of it after the jump, and you can see all the worried cops along with the people who wanted to take his picture.

Too bad the video does not show the reason why he wanted to climb this thing. It also doesn’t show him being hauled off to jail for violating some law. I am assuming that it is illegal to just climb a building, right?

Instead, he just comments about how great the view is. By the way, you may have noticed the big print on his chest advertising I checked, and it is an online casino. Was this his sponsor, or something?

In this man’s defense, you shouldn’t build a skyscraper with an exterior that looks like a playground’s Jungle Gym. I mean, this was just begging to be climbed. Maybe someone should hire Mr. Robert to be a Window washer.


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hukiworld Says: April 28, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Hey Mark, are you some sort of ignorant pompus ass or something? Anyone who knows this guy won’t even ask why he does what he does. His been climbing since he was 12yrs old but you would know this if you did an onze of fuc**en research BEFORE posting your stupida** review. I should be hired to write reviews here because I tell it how it is and don’t make ignorant remarks as this guy Mark R.

Mark R Says: May 4, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I realize that I took a sarcastic view about this particular event. One of the keys of being a great writer is saying what you want to say without saying it exactly. In the case of this event, I was trying to bring up that I wasn’t certain if it is legal to climb a building without permission. I would think that if I wanted to climb the Empire State Building, I would require a permit. Since my source clearly said that Mr. Robert did not obtain a permit, I commented on that. My purpose was not to defame Mr. Robert, but to state that we live in a world where people do this sort of stunts, and I’m not certain whether or not it is wrong.

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