Is This the World's Scariest Tourist Attraction?
If you're afraid of heights, then yeah, probably
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2013 12:26 PM CST
Updated Dec 22, 2013 7:24 AM CST
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, Mathieu Dechavanne, head of the Compagnie du Mont Blanc which runs the new attraction, stands in a glass cage named 'Pas dans le Vide' (Step into the Void)...   (AP Photo/Alexis Moro)

(Newser) – If you have a fear of heights, then "Step Into the Void" is essentially your nightmare come to life. The tourist attraction, which opened yesterday, is essentially a glass cube suspended at the top of the Aiguille du Midi, a 12,605-foot tall peak in the French Alps. What's below: a 3,280-foot drop. It's being plugged as the tallest attraction on the continent, and the Independent notes that visitors are to treat it with care: They're asked to don slippers while in the box to protect the glass. A French tourism company is behind the attraction, which has been three years in the making and features five transparent sides made of three layers of tempered glass fixed with metal to a big support structure, reports the AP. Viewable from it: Mont Blanc.

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Dec 22, 2013 9:00 AM CST
the Alps are a beautiful mountain range, only man would trash them up with this monstrosity
Dec 22, 2013 8:45 AM CST
I wonder how much they charge to get on there. At this point of time the only thing that scares me is a sleepless night and constipation.
Dec 22, 2013 7:36 AM CST
If you don't like that, try this.