Renowned Climber Duo, Alain Robert & Alexis Landot, Make History By Scaling Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

French climbers Alain Robert and Alexis Landot successfully ascend the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, reaching impressive heights.

by Deeplata Garde
Renowned Climber Duo, Alain Robert & Alexis Landot, Make History By Scaling Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

Dubai, renowned for its breathtaking skyscrapers, witnessed a daring feat recently. Two climbers, Alain Robert, famously known as the French Spiderman, and his protégé Alexis Landot, scaled the iconic Burj Khalifa. The world’s tallest building standing at a towering 828 meters (2,717 feet) was scaled by these two experienced climbers. This extraordinary climb was part of Mashreq’s ‘Climb2Change’ global initiative.

A Daring Ascent For A Cause, Climb2Change


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The ‘Climb2Change’ campaign spearheaded by Robert and Landot seeks to generate awareness and funds for various causes. Mashreq’s goal is to achieve the highest environmental, social, and governance standards while also inspiring other businesses and individuals to embrace a sustainable and eco-friendly future. As a sponsor for COP28, the bank is ready to utilize its prominent position to promote sustainable finance and encourage climate action. As he climbed alongside Alexis and other young climbers, Alain felt a deep sense of respect and admiration for the innovative and adventurous spirit that they embody.

Alain Robert, aged 61, is a seasoned urban climber with a remarkable record of ascending over 120 buildings globally, including iconic structures like the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House. Renowned as the ‘Human Spider,’ Robert is distinctive for his solo ascents.

Alexis Landot, aged 23, According to AFP, the French climber named Alexis Landot scaled the Mercuriales Towers located in the Paris suburbs. The 22-year-old daredevil climbed the 122-meter high tower without the use of ropes or harnesses, making him one of the few climbers in the world to attempt a “free solo” climb without the assistance of security measures. Accompanying Robert on various climbs, Landot shares Robert’s passion for adventure and challenge.

Conquering New Heights At Burj Khalifa, Dubai


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The daring duo commenced their ascent of the Burj Khalifa on November 29, 2023. While adhering to safety regulations, utilizing a rope and harness, they refrained from employing any additional tools or assistance. Negotiating the facade of the tower, leveraging small bumps like window ledges and frames, they faced formidable challenges, battling strong winds, extreme heat, and the physical toll of the climb.

After an impressive long hours, Robert and Landot reached the summit, including the tapered spire above the top floors. Their accomplishment was witnessed by an enthralled crowd of spectators and online supporters.

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A Triumph and Gratitude


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Expressing their elation and pride, Robert and Landot conveyed heartfelt thanks to the organizers, sponsors, and the people of Dubai for their unwavering support and warm hospitality. They expressed optimism that their climb would positively impact people to make a difference in climate change and leave an indelible mark on those who witnessed their audacious adventure.

Looking to the future, the dynamic duo affirmed their commitment to continue scaling new heights and exploring uncharted horizons. Regarding their future plans, the climbers suggested potential climbs in France and Germany, mentioning a wish to return to Dubai’s impressive architecture. In a spirited call to action, they encouraged others to follow their example, emphasizing that no passion is too daunting to pursue.

Cover Image Courtesy: Insta/ Alexis Landot

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