It seems as though Chamonix has become one of the best spots on the planet for wingsuiters to come too. Â This video from the flying-frenchies is of a solo ascent of the Aiguille de la Republique and the firstwing suit jump.
Chamonix has been awarded the status of “Alpine Town Of The Year” by the association “Ville des Alpes de L’AnnÃ¨e”
Below is an extract from their web-site.
THE ALPINE TOWN OF THE YEAR ASSOCIATION…
… is an association of alpine towns which have been awarded the title of “Alpine Town of the Year”. The title commends an alpine town for its particular commitment to the implementation of the Alpine Convention and is awarded by an international Jury.
On Monday the 1st of September 2014 Chamonix was selected from a long list of potential towns covering the entier Alps. Â Selected by an international jury and based largely on Chamonix’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% before the end of 2015
Towns previously selected are listed below (Taken from www.villedesalpes.org)