Alain Robert

Motivation, climbing, extreme situation, risk management
English, French

“Climbing is my passion, my philosophy of life."

Spiderman Alain Robert is one of the most famous men on earth. His legendary feats, climbing 145 of the world’s tallest buildings with his bare hands have brought him celebrity status in 150 countries.Alain is fast becoming one of the worlds’ most inspirational and compelling motivational keynote and after dinner speakers. He has given talks internationally for a number of global corporations.


His own true life story is awesome and is both inspirational and compelling. When he was 19 he was a famous climber in France, regularly featuring on the covers of its niche climbing magazines. However, a major fall in 1982 while assisting and saving a group of young climbers; left him in a coma for five days and with many broken bones.

After months in hospital undergoing numerous procedures, his surgeon, who was a climber too, told Alain he would never climb again. He said that in all his years he had never seen such a shattered body and hands. On leaving hospital Alain returned to his home town. His career was in ruins and he was profoundly weakened from his many injuries. Also, as a consequence of the fall, he was permanently 66 % disabled and suffered from vertigo and epilepsy.

After two weeks back at home feeling sorry for himself and with almost no strength whatsoever in his broken body, he decided he just had to do something to help speed up his recovery. If he had 34 % of his body still functioning, then he was determined to try to get the maximum from it. Today Robert is famous for his free solo climbing, scaling skyscrapers using no climbing equipment except for a small bag of chalk and a pair of climbing shoes. He has climbed landmarks including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and the Montparnasse Tower as well as the world's tallest skyscrapers.

Once you learn how he turned a hopeless situation and career ending injuries, into fame in 150 countries and great wealth, you will realise why no one else on earth has more right to motivate others than the incredible Spiderman Alain Robert. He has reached way past his dreams. His talks are fresh, exciting and truly inspirational.


  • INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION - One cannot help but be amazed at Alain's phenomenal achievements. His talks are always inspirational
  • RISK - Alain's talks cover calculated risk, in a way that no other speaker could possibly cover it
  • KEYNOTE - Alain is used to including keynote elements into his talks, according to the client's requirements
  • AFTER DINNER TALKS - Alain is a charismatic man, a natural raconteur with a great sense of humour. He is the perfect after dinner speaker
Keynote Speaker Alain Robert

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Spiderman Alain Robert joins Global Topspeakers

Great news for Global Topspeakers: “Spiderman” Alain Robert, the world’s greatest ever climber, recently joined our international group of speakers. Global Topspeaker Alain Robert is without exaggeration one of the most famous men on earth. His legendary feats, climbing 145 of the world’s tallest buildings with his bare hands, have brought him an amazing celebrity status.

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