Tuesday, December 31, 2013

If You'd Like To End The Year On A High, Try The Chamonix Skywalk In The French Alps...

If you're feeling particularly brave or needing some moments outside your comfort zone and you happen to be in the Mont Blanc town of Chamonix then you might like to try this.
It's the Chamonix Skywalk, at the top of the Aiguille du Midi at a height of 3842 metres. Before you step into the void, you'll put on some special slippers so as to not damage the glass surface. The glass by the way is three layers of the toughened material and the five sided structure is capable of withstanding 200 kph winds. I feel better knowing that but you'll never get me up there.
The facility opens to the public today.
Visitors who are brave enough will be standing more than a kilometer above the next horizontal surface.
It's been a great year.
Do something to celebrate...

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  1. I believe they also have something like that on the rim of Grand Canyon here in the U.S.A.

    1. You're right, there is one there DD, you could try that one, it's a lot closer to home...

    2. Next time I am out that way, I will try to find it. I believe it is on the other side of the canyon from me. I will have a long trip around to get there, but it may be worth the trip.

  2. I've been to Mont Blanc, Chamonix but haven't done that. Won't, either.

  3. I see there are several pairs of slippers available. I wonder how many occupants it can hold? Not that I'll be making the experiment.

    I seem to recall seeing in a video that there's a glass-floored area at the top of the Eiffel Tower too.