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  • Actually, I kind of like London, except the weather.

  • You know, it's always a nightmare.

  • You know, I never know what I'm going to find when I'm learning in London, but which can affect your climbs in a big way, right?

  • It is an honor.

  • Also, because I don't really like, you know, cold weather.

  • I don't like rain, so, you know, that's why, actually, I moved the body like this.

  • Uh, the weather is really nice, you know?

  • It can be lower than 26 on pretty much every day.

  • It's a sunny day.

  • We like around 30 32.

  • So I would enjoy.

  • Okay, But you come to London in the past because it had great structures and it was a fun city and energy.

  • So you like the city?

  • Yeah.

  • I still like it a lot.

  • Or though, you know, now, now I'm done because, you know, I got to injunctions.

  • Okay, So you have an injunction.

  • Which means if you try to climb something in this city, they're gonna put you in jail for five years.

  • Yeah, they could even put me regarding.

  • My lawyer is for up to life sentence in jail.

  • I don't think they would do that.

  • But actually, they are entitled to do it.

  • So it's kind of kind of tough.

  • And this happened when they found out you were going to try to climb this shard, right?

  • Is that when they decided to be proactive with an injunction on Exactly you know which at that time I had no idea that just hanging around on the building, whether I got spotted by the security people and they knew who I waas on.

  • I never have a fought that just by presuming that maybe you may climb, they're building that they could do something against me.

  • So that's why I was not really trying to be hidden.

  • It's not, I guarantee you I was going to wear a cap.

  • I was going to wear normal jeans and, you know, whatever.

  • But definitely not wearing such a snake if you were snakeskin.

  • Well, that wasn't snakeskin at the time, but that was like kind of a turquoise leather pants and leather jackets already a very flashy.

  • Okay, so you're doing a little recon around the shard?

  • Yeah, just, you know, like being sure that on then yes, I saw that actually climbing the shot was kind of easy because they BRT you know, each of the corner there is like a big pipes.

  • It's a bit like a like a like a tall ladder.

  • So I knew overall, you know, I didn't care what I was going to be Difficult or not, I knew that.

  • Although it would be an easy building, at least as the tallest building in Europe, I wanted to do it right.

  • And a bunch of people have climbed the shard since then.

  • Yeah, that was that I was doing, Uh, actually, at that time, I was supposed to do an ascent for Greenpeace Greenpeace, and then I had to wait because I came.

  • It was like I forgot if it was December or January, but I had to wait until June.

  • So after, like, few weeks, I already got an email and and they were explaining me that they wanted toe.

  • They wanted to attack me on.

  • Then I I didn't know what to do.

  • I spoke to my lawyer and he said, Look, and I'm having a problem because, um, it's not enough.

  • It will be going to the High Court of Justice and you need also barrister on the barrister cost £5000.

  • Okay, so the lawyer was my friend.

  • So he said, OK, I'll do it pro bono.

  • But I was just thinking myself.

  • If I go to quote, it means that I have paid £5000 for a barrister.

  • Then the judge is going to find me guilty.

  • Is going to feel this guy.

  • It doesn't want injunction.

  • Why?

  • Because he's going to climb it illegally on.

  • Obviously on then.

  • In my mind, I just thought there is no way that I can find to get seen right.

  • And you never saw anything like this before where a city or a country was proactive even when you hadn't committed a crime.

  • You were just walking around looking at the building.

  • But they put an injunction because they thought you might climate Exactly, because I never imagined that it was possible to do something proactive.

  • Okay, I thought, if you're committing a crime, then you get caught.

  • It is happening.

  • It's not something that maybe you may do it or you may not do it.

  • It's a bit like Okay, you're already seeing a guy who, as I don't know, kill or rob the bank and then today is outside.

  • You make an injunction on all the banks.

  • So meaning this guy is not allowed to approach the banks.

  • Right?

  • Okay.

  • Got you so so you can't climb while you're here.

  • But the first time you came here was 95 and you climbed one of the towers in canary warf was HSBC Tower.

  • Oh, no, that was you.

  • Can I want building.

  • There was nothing at all that there was only one building one building out there.

  • Yeah, that was great, because the cops were really nice.

  • The people in the building where Really nice.

  • I remember, you know, when I was at the police station, I spent like 20 minutes.

  • I got nice.

  • Well, nice food, English food, nice food, but okay.

  • And you?

  • I didn't get sick, right?

  • And on that day, you tried to climb to the top of it, started raining, and it was cold.

  • That was later on.

  • You know, I had to do something for one of my sponsors.

  • And then they were kind of insisting because I was already shooting days.

  • We were waiting in London.

  • They I guess the expenses was skyrocketing on on that day.

  • They were kind of insisting for me to climb a tree east.

  • It was not raining, although the sky was threatening.

  • So I went there.

  • I wasn't done inside the trunk of a car because on the day before, actually, some cops, they they saw me.

  • And then I got kind of headache, that I decided that I was going to find another way.

  • And then I I climbed and I climbed hiding in the back in the trunk of a car.

  • Pulls up.

  • Yeah, I just dashed out of the car.

  • And then I started climbing and then it just good anyway, why?

  • Why my wife?

  • Why stop my wife?

  • Mhm.

Actually, I kind of like London, except the weather.

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THE SHARD: What It Was Like Climbing The Shard & Why I Cannot Climb In London Anymore - Alain Robert

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/14
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