Amazing real-life spiderman effortlessly scales buildings – and plans to take on Burj Khalifa next
Meet the real-life Spiderman – who effortlessly scales buildings using his bear hands.
Jyoti Raju, 27, has become famous in his native India thanks to his incredible talents.
He regularly wows tourists at a fort near his home Chitradurga by running and scaling the towering relic in a matter of seconds.
Jyoti said: “I have been given the nickname Spiderman by many people.
“I have never used safety gear while climbing. I have injured myself many times. I have metal rods all over my body from injuries.
“But I like pain, I will not feel bad if I get hurt – instead I accept it is a part of what I do.”
Jyoti first began climbing as a young born growing up in Tamil Nadu, but it was only nine years ago, and a subsequent move to Karnataka, that he first scaled a building without ropes.
By taking on the fort in Chitradurga, Jyoti instantly became famous in India after videos of his feat were broadcast on local television.
Jyoti says he practices his incredible feats everywhere.
He added: “For me everyday is practice because I do it anywhere – at home, in the forest. I practice to pass the time.”
The humble climber says he earns tips from generous tourists who often ask him to pose for pictures after his climbs.
And Jyoti, who coaches local kids in climbing, now wants to take on the world’s biggest building – the Burj Khalifa.
He said: “An Indian should climb it and set the world record. If myself or one of my students achieves that, then I will be more than happy.”