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Alain Robert's audacious ascents

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Alain Robert is a seasoned climber in La Defence, Paris' business district
  • Since 1994, he has conquered the top of iconic landmarks across the world
  • Check out our interactive map to find more about his feats
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Editor's Note: CNN's monthly feature show Revealed followed skyscraper climber Alain Robert as he made one of his legendary ascents at the GDF Suez building in Paris' business district.

London, England (CNN) -- French urban climber Alain Robert's audacious climbs extend far beyond the borders of his own country. Over the last 16 years, the "French Spiderman" has traveled across the planet to conquer some of Earth's highest landmarks.

From Montreal to Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi to Mexico City, Robert's small-framed stature has become a regular sight on the urban skyline of the world's biggest cities. His latest feat was in April in La Defense area of Paris, where he spoke to CNN about living close to the edge.

 
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