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Alain Robert

The World's Leading Free Climber; the "Urban Climber" 


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Alain is the world's leading free climber and is known around the world as the "Urban Climber" or "Spiderman" for having ascended over 140 buildings without safety. He has climbed the four tallest buildings in the world including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

The impact on the media was so great that the Sabah Foundation asked him to climb its building in Borneo. With government authorisation, the event grew enormously, drawing a crowd of 15,000 people and raising over $150k. His greatest success was his ascent of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi with over 100,000 spectators!

To Alain, a city is like a range of mountains, with one little difference – there will always be new skyscrapers under construction. Alain is known for his bold ascents, but the public is unaware that he often climbs to collect money for charity.

He has had two serious accidents, a fall where his rope came undone whilst rappelling. He spent 5 days in a coma and suffered multiple fractures. The prognosis was that he would never climb again and resulted in Alain developing vertigo, (a disease affecting the inner ear). A year later, Alain went back to cliff climbing and was soon stronger than ever. Juan Antonio Samaranche gave him the IOC (International Olympic Committee) award for his performance. He also achieved a world record for the most extreme solo performance in the gorge of the Verdon (south of France).

Alain's talks are spellbinding, and at the end, he achieves standing ovations. Like his climbing, he demonstrates the same focus and leadership while speaking at conventions and seminars around the world. Alain also organizes incentive trips and provides certified training and instruction. Because of his popularity with the media and the public, he also accepts offers to climb for various special events.

  • Goal Setting
  • Motivation and Courage
  • Managing Stress
  • Commitment: Being Bold, Being Daring, but Always Calculating Risks

With Bare Hands: The True Story of Alain Robert, the Real-life Spiderman

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UK :up to £7k

Europe :up to £7k

US :£7k to £15k

Asia/Middle East :£7k to £15k

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