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French Spiderman scales Cuba's Habana Libre hotel

Report & Video by Mark Morris

The man known as the French Spiderman has climbed Cuba's iconic Habana Libre hotel without ropes or a safety net.

Alain Robert ascended the 27-story hotel in good time.

It was not the highest building he has ever climbed so he was able to engage in a bit of showboating.

Hundreds of onlookers held their breath, and cheered at times as the 50-year-old took each step.

Alain Robert is famous for scaling skyscrapers using no climbing equipment except for a small bag of chalk and a pair of climbing shoes.

He has conquered notable buildings including the Burj Khalifa (828m) in Dubai, and the Empire State Building (381m) in New York.

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