Glass ceiling

A view not for the faint of heart

· Credit: Joëlle Bozon

If you’ve braved the precarious cable car to get there, the view from Chamonix’s Aiguille de Midi up to the summit of Mont Blanc takes your breath away – literally, the air is noticeably thinner nearly 4000m up. But it’ll do it even more if you’re in the new completely glazed box that projects out over the vertical face of the Aiguille de Midi, compounding any fear of heights with a fear of falling for it. DuPont’s SentryGlas helped create the case of exquisite sense of vertigo – its 36mm thick laminated glass floor and sides designed to withstand sub-zero temperatures as well as winds in excess of 200kph and regularly checked for delamination. That said, it might be good to choose your days, if the temperature falls below -20ºC, you’ll be frozen out.