French Spider-Man Alain Robert truly lives up to his nickname, as he began his ascent of the 2,717-tall Burj Khalifa just before sunset and said before he began that he expected his climb to take six or seven hours.” Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

Robert has climbed more than 70 skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building, Chicago’s Willis Tower and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, according to his website. The tower’s owner, Emaar Properties, said the half-mile-high Burj Khalifa has 160 habitable stories.

[via DailyMail]

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