“Step into the Void” is the newest attraction on the uppermost terrace of aiguille du Midi.
The aiguille du Gant is, perhaps, the most remarkable monolith shaft in the Alps, and has attained no little fame.
By the way, you were all reading about that ascent of the aiguille Verte, the other day?
One lovely day about this time I set out once more to try my hand (or rather my feet) alone upon the aiguille.
Cross cleavage, the second in aiguille Bouchard; straight and sharp.
Having passed out of range of the aiguille du Midi, we found comfortable going on the ice.
From there over twenty-four more pylons a cable one thousand four hundred meters long took us to the foot of the aiguille.
Once the orb appeared behind a rounded mass of snow which lay near the summit of the aiguille du Midi.
Clouds at first gathered round the aiguille and Dme du Goter, casting the lower slopes of the mountain into intense gloom.
The hollow in the heart of the aiguille is as smooth and sweeping in curve as the cavity of a vast bivalve shell.