Robert, who sometimes wears a Spider-Man costume during his climbs, usually works without a safety harness, relying on bare hands and sturdy footing.But organisers of the Dubai climb insisted he wear a rope and harness this time.The tower has 160 habitable storeys with an observation deck located on the 124th floor and as expected it took Robert about six hours to get to the top.An ambulance, with a stretcher was parked alongside other emergency vehicles at the base but they weren't necessary as Robert successfully navigated the tapered spire that extends beyond the top floors of the Dubai structure.Robert has climbed more than 70 skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building, Chicago's Willis Tower and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. In 2004 he conquered Taiwan's Taipei 101, which, before the Burj opened in January last year, was the world's tallest building.
Facts about the Spiderman:
- He suffers from permanent vertigo after suffering multiple fractures on two separate falls
- Robert got into climbing at the age of 12 when he forgot his keys and was locked out of his parents' eighth-floor apartment, he chose to simply scale the exterior wall to his home
- He's been arrested in Sydney twice, once in 2009 after climbing the 41 story RBS building the other in 2010 after climbing the 57-storey Lumiere building on Bathurst Street.