'Spiderman' frustrated in Moscow

French urban climber Alain Robert is to make another attempt to tackle a Moscow skyscraper after the city authorities stopped him last weekend. The climber had planned to scale the 250-metre-high West Tower of Moscow's City Business Complex with nothing m

Alain Robert, also known as “Spiderman”, has wowed crowds by climbing more than 70 giant structures around the world using no safety ropes.

But also to the apparent discontent of the police, the Spiderman often attempts his feats without permission from the authorities and has been arrested around one hundred times while tackling the urban peaks.

Today, all the paperwork's in place, but that won't make the task any easier as the Western Tower is one of Europe's highest skyscraper and the building's facade of glass is absolutely seamless.