Alain Robert scales the 27-storey high building
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Alain Robert "French Spiderman" won't climb The Shard

The man known as the "French Spiderman", Alain Robert, has climbed 132 tall buildings, often without ropes or a safety net, including New York's Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia.

His latest climb is the 300m high 'torch' building in Doha for the CBBC series "Super Human Challenge."

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast why he won't be climbing The Shard in London, western Europe's tallest building.

  • 13 Mar 2013
  • From the section Europe