This is the view as you prepare to go up the last set of the cable cars to the Aiguille du Midi. The altitude at your destination is 3,842 m / 12,605 ft and you do feel it (those with a history of altitude sickness or medical conditions that can be exacerbated at high altitude should check with their doctor before making plans to go up). Be sure to bring a wind breaker and jacket as the temperature drop can be as extreme as the altitude.Here is a sampling of the amazing views that await you:

notice the folks walking across the ridge? With proper equipment and training, or by booking a tour, you too can go climbing, hiking or mountaineering.