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


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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.

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The glass box is perched atop the Aiguille du Midi mountain.

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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The view downwards.

Calling all thrill-seekers — and those who are not afraid of heights. A new tourist attraction is open atop France's Mont Blanc. See what it's like to "float" above the Alps in a glass box suspended more than 12,000 feet in the air.