Aiguille du Midi Chamonix Mont Blanc: 3842m above sea level ... lift which is the highest cable car traverse in the world and which connects France and Italy.
Aiguille du Midi cable car journey:
The Aiguille du Midi cable car leaves from the centre of Chamonix. It is a journey of two stages.
The first brings visitors to the Plan de l'Aiguille (2300m). The second stage traverses Les Pelerins glacier before rising up the North Face of the Aiguille du Midi.
History of the Aiguille du Midi Cable Car:
The Aiguille du Midi lift was first thought of by two Swiss engineers in 1905. Their plan was to link the hamlet of Les Pelerins with the summit of l'Aiguille du Midi. The project met technical problems and was abandoned. Four years later a French company, Funicular Railways, made a new attempt and the first section Les Pelerins - La Para was opened in 1924.
Panoramic Mont Blanc Cable Car
A further journey into the high mountain landscape surrounding the Aiguille du Midi can be made by the Panoramic Mont Blanc lift which is the highest cable car traverse in the world and which connects France and Italy.