Step into the void for a vertigo-inducing view of the French Alps

A journalist, wearing slippers to protect the glass floor, stands in the 'Step into the Void' installation above Chamonix, in the French Alps, on Dec. 17, 2013. Robert Pratta / Reuters
The glass box is perched atop the Aiguille du Midi mountain. Robert Pratta / Reuters

Visitors to the French Alps are being invited to "step into the void" in order to take in a magnificent — and vertigo-inducing — panorama of the landscape around Mont Blanc. 

The Chamonix Skywalk, which opens to the public on Saturday, is a glass box perched atop the Aiguille du Midi, a 3,842-meter (12,605-foot) peak, with a 1,000 meter drop directly below.

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