mountaintops in TetonsFormer Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, still recovering from wounds after being shot last year, traveled high up into the French Alps on Monday with her astronaut husband Mark Kelly.

In bright sunshine and sub-zero temperatures she traveled by cable car from Chamonix to the height of 12,605 feet (3,842 meters) taking in a breathtaking view of the Swiss, French and Italian mountain ranges which converge near the French town.

(SEE the Reuters photos at MSNBC)

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