Thursday, 24 October 2013

New 'Step into the Void' view opens at the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix

This is definitely not one for anyone who suffers from heights or nerves...!

As if the height of a visit to the Aiguille du Midi (3842m) was not enough, from this winter it will now be possible to look directly downwards for over 1000m.

Installing the glass panels
Opens on 21 December 2013
The 'Step into the Void' feature will open on 21 December and will allow visitors to step into a glass box and look 1035m below them.

Each of the glass panels have been specially designed and are 12mm thick.  The structure will be able to withstand winds of up to 200 km/h.

Not for anyone who suffers from heights

Inspired by the Skywalk
The creation was inspired by the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon in the States.

This video explains more about the design and how the idea came about:

Accommodation in Vallorcine
The Bellevue Alpine Lodge is in Vallorcine, just 20 minutes from Chamonix and offers great value gite and B&B accommodation.

Please visit our website for details.

Article by  Iain Martin

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