In the pre-dawn gloom Alain Robert dodged security guards to start his 88-storey ascent of Malaysia's famous Petronas Towers.
As the city woke up Robert was well on his way up Tower 2 of the 1,482ft building - his third attempt, after being ordered down from the 60th floor two years ago.
Yesterday, however, there was no stopping him.
Most visitors to the towers in Kuala Lumpar never make it past the 60th floor, where a connecting walkway joins the buildings giving tourists a dizzying view of the city below.
After a short celebration the Spider-Man, who has scaled more than 80 skyscrapers worldwide, including the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower and Taipei 101, made the journey earthward in a very different way.
Flanked by security guards and under arrest, he was whisked back to earth in a lift and promptly escorted to the police station wearing handcuffs - and a big grin.
Later in the day Robert appeared in court where he was fined 2,000 Ringit - about £350.
At 5ft 5in, he is short and light, which helps with his climbing. He also sometimes uses a bag of chalk powder to absorb sweat.
He suffered two serious accidents in 1982 - including a head-first 15 metre fall which left him in a coma for five days and with multiple fractures.
The married father-of-three rarely has permission from the authorities to attempt his dangerous exploits, so he has been arrested many times at the end of his climb.
Yesterday, Disney announced it had bought the rights to all Marvel Comic characters, for $4billion.
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