Recovering ex-congresswoman rides Alpine cable car
Published: July 24, 2012 01:14PM
Updated: July 24, 2012 01:14PM
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Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords attends a ceremony at the Pentagon, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, for the unveiling of the USS Gabrielle Giffords. The Navy has named a ship for Gabrielle Giffords, the recently retired congresswoman from Arizona who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head received in January 2011. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Geneva • Former U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, recovering from injuries in a mass shooting last year, has ventured into the French Alps.

Officials at the European Center for Nuclear Research said Tuesday the outing by Giffords, her astronaut husband Mark Kelly and daughter Claire was organized as part of a visit to CERN outside Geneva.

Giffords, who held an Arizona seat in Congress for more than four years, rode a cable car Monday up the 12,605-foot Aiguille du Midi outside Chamonix, France.