THE FRENCH SPIDERMAN VS BURJ KHALIFA
Climbing the highest building in the world
World famous extreme athlete Alain Robert, also known as the "French Spiderman", has been climbing bare hand the tallest buildings on the planet for over 25 years.
So when the construction of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was completed, making it the tallest tower in the world culminating at 828m, it seemed natural that he had to face the challenge. That endeavour represented 5 years of intense negotiation and preparation
This film offers an insider look at this amazing and death defying adventure. Will Alain Robert finally TOUCH THE SKY?
- Format one-off
- Available versions French / English
- Rights All Rights / Worldwide
The biggest scenes in the world of climbing
Moab, Utah: a desert town with massive sandstone towers where climbers test the limits of danger.
Boulder, Colorado: the social hub of US climbing.
Innsbruck, Austria: the highest concentration of talent in the world. Catalunya, Spain: the sport climbing capital of the world. Filmed in...
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