Video: The 'Human Spider' prepares to climb Fidel Castro's former headquarters


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The Independent Online

Freehand climber Alain Robert, known as the 'Human Spider' and 'the French Spiderman', has been practising climbing up buildings in Cuba ahead of his attempt to scale the Habana Libre hotel.  

Although the 126m hotel in Havana is not the highest building Robert has climbed, he says it will be interesting to tackle because it was once served as Fidel Castro's headquarters. 

Robert has climbed some of the world's tallest and most famous buildings, including the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House.