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Test your nerve at new Alpine attraction

Test your nerve at new Alpine attraction
19 Dec 2013

Visitors to the French Alps will have the chance to test their head for heights from 21 December when a new attraction opens in Chamonix. 

'Step into the Void', positioned atop the 3,842 m (12,605 ft) Aiguille du Midi mountain, features a glass cube overhanging a more than 1,000m drop down the cliff face. 

Although it has been built to withstand extreme winds and temperatures, that won't necessarily make those who step inside it feel any more secure. 

Journalists testing the attraction this week were asked to wear slippers, so as not to damage the floor.  

The mountaintop is reached by one of the highest cable cars in the world, with the biggest vertical ascent. 

After enjoying 'Step into the Void', visitors can join the Vallée Blanche ski run, arguably one of the most spectacular in the world, which is 17km long and has a vertical descent of some 2,800m. Guide recommended. ADNFCR-408-ID-801674399-ADNFCR

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