A 56-year-old Frenchman has been banned from climbing any building in Britain.
Alain Robert is famous for climbing skyscrapers around the world. He is often called the “French SpiderMan” or “Human Spider.”
On Oct. 25, he climbed the Heron Tower, one of London’s tallest skyscrapers. The Heron is 202 meters tall. Robert climbed it without ropes – and without permission.
As he scaled the side of the tower, police cordoned off the building, closed roads and asked spectators to move away.
The urban climber was arrested after the climb. On Oct. 26, he pleaded guilty in a London court to causing a public nuisance. The judge gave him a 20-week suspended sentence and a $5,500 (794,000) fine. Robert was also banned from climbing any building in Britain “until further notice.”
Before he climbed the Heron, he told reporters, “I fully feel alive when my life is at stake.” (AP)
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Q1. Why is Alain Robert banned from climbing buildings in Britain?
Because he climbed the Heron Tower without permission.
Q1. A 56-year-old Frenchman has been ( ) from climbing any building in Britain.
Q2. Alain Robert is famous for climbing ( ) around the world.
Q3. As he ( ① ) the side of the tower, police ( ② ) off the building, closed roads and asked spectators to move away.
Q4. On Oct. 26, he ( ) guilty in a London court to causing a public nuisance.
Q5. Before he climbed the Heron, he told reporters, “I fully feel alive when my life is at ( ).”