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In pictures: A slightly terrifying new way to see the Alps

The Step into the Void skywalk in Chamonix lets visitors hang over the mountains in a glass box

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Are you brave enough to handle Step into the Void? The new attraction at the top of Aiguille du Midi peak in Chamonix, France, is not for the faint of heart.

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The Chamonix skywalk, as it is also known, is a five-sided glass structure.

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Neat, eh?

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It is installed at the top terrace of Aiguille du Midi, which rises 3,842 metres in the Alps.

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But don’t worry: It’s only a 1,000-metre drop to solid ground from the installation.

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See, not so scary.

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Okay, it is slightly terrifying to look straight down.

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Of course it is perfectly safe. The glass walls are 12 millimetres thick and designed to endure high winds and frigid temperatures. See, look how much fun this man is having.

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And this woman is cool as a cucumber as she takes in the vew of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain. Step into the Void officially opens to the public on Dec. 21, 2013.

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