We’ve had our share of height-induced highs – from shimmying around the outside of the CN Tower in Toronto to the Western Hemisphere’s highest zipline in Puerto Rico. We can’t wait to check out the Pas Dans Le Vide in French or “Step into the Void” installation in the French Alps – sure to give us another terrifyingly terrific experience.
Opened on Saturday, December 21 to the public, Step into the Void is a five-sided glass structure installed on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak (12,604 feet) in the Mont Massif range. Not for the the faint of heart, as this glass box is suspended more than 3,300 feet off the valley floor, it offers stunning panoramic views of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain.
But not to worry, like the Calgary Tower’s glass bottom floor, it’s built to last with three layers of tempered glass, withstanding more than 130 mph of winds. Getting to the site looks like a thrill as well, as a precarious cable car ride – the highest in Europe – carries sightseers 8,858ft up the side of the mountain.
Then a second car is required, heading vertically, to climb the the final 4,790 feet to the top, where magnificent views are waiting as you Step into the Void. The epic skywalk is now touted as Europe’s highest attraction.
More photos HERE…
More info about the area where the Step into the Void is located in France: www.chamonix.com