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YouTuber climbs 32-storey hotel without any equipment
24 July 2020 @ 21:14

A FRENCH YouTuber climbed up a 32-floor Barcelona hotel with his bare hands in under 20 minutes – earning him applause from the ground and a fine from the regional police.

Leo Urban had spent three years practising after being inspired by his compatriot known as 'the Spiderman of France', Alain Robert, before tackling the Meliá Sky Hotel without any climbing equipment whatsoever.

His idol, Alain, very publicly scrambled up the Glòries Tower, also known as the Agbar Tower and the fourth-tallest building in Barcelona, in 2016, again in November 2019, and then in March this year – a 144-metre (472-foot) glass-and-chrome office block with 38 floors.

Barcelona's tallest building is the hitherto-unfinished Sagrada Família Cathedral (172 metres, or 564 feet), followed by, jointly, the Hotel Arts and the MAPFRE Tower – head office of MAPFRE Insurance – at 154 metres, or 505 feet.

In reality, compared with Alain Robert's 'monkey tricks' – which got him arrested on all three occasions – Leo's party piece was small fry: the Meliá Sky is 'only' 100 metres, or 328 feet, tall.

Leo wanted to try to match Alain's record, or get as close to it as possible – this is so far around 20 minutes for 144 metres, although Leo managed the 100 metres in the same time.



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