RS Radar: Step into the Void at 1000m. over the French Alps

Sightseeing over the French Alps? Why, of course! Sightseeing over the French Alps suspended from a glass cube at 1000m? We wouldn't blame you if you had to think twice as this latest Alpine adventure is not for the faint-hearted.


Sponsored by Compagnie du Mont Blanc, which manages transportation in the mountains, Step into the Void, Europe's tallest attraction, offers the adventurous traveller to take in the stunning views of snow-capped Aiguille du Midi mountain and Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain. All from 1km above ground inside a glass cube suspended in the air.


Inspired by the Skywalk, the huge glass walkway overlooking the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona, Step into the Void  is a glass room built around a metal frame – with three glass walls, floor and ceiling panels, the visitors are guaranteed to feel in a void and take in the dramatic view in complete safety in this vertigo-defying cube.

The construction has been designed by Pierre-Yves Chays (watch the video below) and the work began on 19 September 2013. Even those with a serious case of fear of heights will be safe in the knowledge that the five glass panels (12mm thick) consist of three layers of glass binded together. The structure can withstand winds of more than 220km/ h and a maximum temperature of 60°.

Pierre-Yves Chays

Situated on the uppermost terrace of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), Step into the Void can be reached in almost 20 min by The Aiguille du Midi cable car.

And on your return from this adrenaline inducing sight seeing what better way to relax than at five-star Hameau Albert 1er which is located at the heart of town but wil guaratee you privacy with a range of rooms and two spectacular chalet?



By Sinem Bilen-Onabanjo