Wingsuiting in Chamonix

Last week I was snowboarding in Chamonix with my girlfriend and following a mishap which resulted in a couple of broken ribs, we decided to take a day off from riding and do some sight seeing. On pervious trips, I have looked longingly up theĀ Aiguille du Midi which towers up above the town, but have never managed to fit a trip up the infamous cable car. With an all areas ski pass in our pockets, it would have been rude not to on this occasion.

We ended up spending most of the day, sitting in the sun on the various terraces, lost in the views below us. Towards the end of the day, we watched as two wingsuit pilots jumped from just below the pinnacle and flew back to Chamonix.