Beej in the Halps
24.03.2016 - 24.03.2016 -10 °C
l'Aiguille Du Midi summit on the Mt. Blanc Massif is 12000 feet. I went there yesterday and that's 8000 feet higher than I have ever been on land before. For the first part the cable cars whizz you up there, crushed in with a bunch of skiers etc. but after that the steps start. And that's where I stopped! Let me tell you at that height the air is pretty thin and these stairs, which I would normally take 2 at a time, took me forever.
By noon I was rooted. That was before a trip to the top of Le Brevent, a precarious stumble out to an overhang to shoot wing-suiters launching, and a surprise parasail out into the void over Chamonix Valley.
All in a day's work