So you’ve topped out on El Cap, put The Eiger behind you, and The Towers of Paine no longer hold a challenge. So what’s next? How about Buildering? What the hell is buildering you ask? Well, that’s a great question, since I said the same thing! Basically, it’s like bouldering, except you’re climbing buildings instead. Really tall buildings.
There seems to be a rash of stories about buildering today, starting with this one over at the Gear Junkie, where we are introduced to French Builderer Alain Robert, who is known as the Spiderman. You can find an interview with Mr. Robert here. An interesting fellow to say the least. Then check out this awesome photo gallery of the Spiderman scaling a building in Abu Dhabai.
Not to be out done, the other Adventure Blog has their own article about Alain (although they do seem a bit confused with his name) and a recent attempt to scale the Petronas Towers. His second attempt at the Towers was thwarted by police, but he has successfully climbed the Sears Tower, The Empire State Building, and the Eiffel Tower, along with nearly 70 other buildings.
Update: Still haven’t gotten your Alain fix from the above links? Check out even more photos and information here.
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