Sunday 18 September 2022

Climb to raise awareness

French 'Spiderman' Alain Robert scales 613ft skyscraper to mark 60th birthday

Robert, who turned 60 last month, climbs without a harness, using only his bare hands, a pair of climbing shoes, and a bag of powdered chalk to wipe off the sweat.

Robert, who also wanted to use the climb to raise awareness about the need for climate change action, had already climbed the TotalEnergies tower on numerous occasions.

A great idea - surely all climate activists should give this a go. Especially as it raises awareness of the need for climate change action. Much more authentic than gluing yourself to the M25 which is bound to be seen as a somewhat sedentary form of "action" when compared to the exploits of M Robert.


Tammly said...

Brings a whole new meaning to 'climbing the walls'.

Sam Vega said...

I'm surprised it's still above water.

Doonhamer said...

Do I detect a MacAbre sense of humour in your response? - Suggesting that emulating M. Robert will change the minds of all those nylon stocking enthusiasts, The Deniers.
Much better than a reasoned argument. And once the unavoidable greenhouse gas of the cremation has been produced it is all a plus.

A K Haart said...

Tammly - it does.

Sam - maybe that's why we have such tall buildings.

Doonhamer - yes, it's a slightly MacAbre sense of humour. Sitting on the M25 is so much less demanding.