In the shadow of Mont Blanc, at a height of 4 810m, lies the village of Chamonix. Chamonix is situated near the massive peaks of Aiguille Rouges and the famous Aiguille du Midi, and was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924. Via the Aiguille du Midi cable car it is possible to access the world famous off-piste ski run of the Vallée Blanche. Chamonix is the base for many extreme outdoor activities such as rock climbing, extreme skiing, ice climbing, rafting, canyoning and wing suit flying. Mark Twain described this town as "the death-sport capital of the world".
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