When confronted with a snow-capped mountain in all its glory, I often find myself struggling to understand just how big it actually is. Sometimes trees or alpine lodges can put the world’s largest objects in perspective, but speedrider Valentin Delluc has given us a new way to look at these silent behemoths.

In a new video from Red Bull, Delluc floats down Europe’s highest peak at night using a pair of skis and a paraglider mounted with 20 meters of LED lights. The sight is both nerve-wracking (he is using only the LED lights to guide him between ridges and over precipices) and awe-inspiring, as only one man, descending to Earth like a fallen crescent moon, illuminates the silent and indifferent Mont Blanc.


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