If you’re scared of heights and get a bit squeamish when things get too far from the ground, video of professional urban climber Alain Robert scaling tall buildings could make your head spin.
The real life Spiderman used a helmet cam to film himself climbing the 29-story Melia Barcelona Sky hotel in Spain without a hint of safety gear. And he did it just 22 minutes.
Robert’s climbing exploits have been well-documented. In 2011, he climbed the 2,717 foot-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building, in just over six hours. He used a rope and harness per organizer’s requirements, but still. That’s over half a mile.
He’s also scaled the 33-floor Galaxy Macau Hotel in 1 hour and 27 minutes. So he’s certainly not dilly dallying around up there. But the helmet video of his climb in Spain adds another layer of amazement to the feat.
It’s like virtual reality without the headset.