Polish daredevil known as the Silesian Spider Man is arrested after climbing up the 557ft tall Marriott hotel in Warsaw using just his bare hands
- Marcin Banot was spotted scaling the tower without a harness or safety ropes
- He was charged with public disorder and officers checked if he was sober
- The daredevil has 178,000 subscribers on YouTube and faces a £200 fine
Published: 14:37 EDT, 3 June 2019 | Updated: 14:38 EDT, 3 June 2019
A Polish daredevil known as the Silesian Spider Man has been arrested after climbing up the Marriott hotel in Warsaw using just his bare hands.
Thrill-seeker Marcin Banot was spotted by passersby in the Polish capital scaling the 557-foot tower without a harness or safety ropes.
The 31-year-old was charged with public disorder after officers waited for him at the top of the hotel checked if he was sober, according to reports in The First News.
Marcin Banot climbs up one of Warsaw’s tallest buildings using only his hands before he was arrested by police
One of Warsaw’s tallest hotels, the Marriott was first scaled without protection or permission in 1999 by French climber Alain Robert.
Its notable guests have included Donald Trump, former US presidents Barak Obama and Bill Clinton, Three Tenors star Luciano Pavarotti and Russian premier Vladimir Putin.
Banot who has over 178,000 followers on his YouTube channel has a long history with urban climbing.
The Polish daredevil stands on top of the 557ft Marriott Hotel in Warsaw after scaling it without equipment
The 31-year-old was charged with public disorder after officers waited for him at the top of the hotel checked if he was sober
Last year he scaled the UK’s highest bridge, the 500ft Humber Bridge to raise money for a girl suffering from glioma, a form of cancer, a 1,000ft chimney in Romania and the Hotel Melia Barcelona Sky (380ft), as well as a host of abandoned factory chimneys in his home region of Silesia.
When asked asked if he was ever close to death, Banot said: ‘This question would require a very long answer, as it is a philosophical subject.
‘Seriously speaking, we are close to death from the moment of our birth, we actually die every day of our lives.
Passersby were stunned to see the daredevil climbing one of Warsaw’s tallest buildings without a rope or harness
Last year, the Silesian Spider Man climbed the 500ft Humber Bridge (pictured) and a 1000ft chimney in Romania
‘I am close to death every day by driving a car.’
He added: ‘I’m not sure if this is about my need to show off and seek attention, it’s a bit against my introvert character, but this is the case.
For his latest stunt in the Polish capital, he now faces a £200 fine.