Dangling Slowly and Silently Past Europe's Tallest Mountain

07/25/2016 01:38 pm ET Updated Jul 26, 2017

The My Way Alpine Europe tour I'm leading includes plenty of free time to ride high-mountain lifts -- as you'll see in this two-part, Alp-happy video. With the help of a three-mile-long cable, we glide slowly, dangling silently over the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) from France's Aiguille du Midi (high above Chamonix) to Helbronner Point, the border of Italy, on Europe's highest lift. Then we celebrate the view from Helbronner Point...looking down on the Alps of Italy, Switzerland, and France.


This is Day 64 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Vienna, the Alps, the Low Countries, England, and beyond. Find more on my travel blog.