Corbet's Cabin, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Now I'll never say no to waffles.
Especially at 10,450ft.
At the top of the Jackson Aerial Tram you arrive at Corbet's Cabin at the summit of Rendezvous Peak. We jumped into the first tram of the day, and off we went, higher and higher up the mountain.
The snowfall was heavy, visibility low, and we were pretty hungry.
After the ten minute tram ride, we arrived at the cabin.
Gusts of wind stirred, the visibility so low we squinted to see one another, it was as though we were explorers, making our way through the elements...
...in search of waffles.
Sheltered from the high winds, we made it!
The cabin was welcoming, warm.
We shook off our gear and recovering from the blustery conditions outside, followed the smell of coffee and gave our order...
Warming up with a freshly extracted cup of jo...
Then indulging in fluffy yet crispy nutella filled waffles!
While we sat chatting about the route down the mountain, we fell silent for a second, realising that we were sat at a table between two large rescue groups. It's advised that only experts take the full black routes down the mountain, but with visibility so low and the avalanche warnings in full force, the rescue teams were on standby. It was when one group leader, preparing her team for avalanches that would materialise later that day, said "if you see a hand sticking out, it's too late, move onto the next."
We grabbed out kit, and headed out to catch the next tram down!
Which was a safe call, because sure enough, it was the start of a whole lotta terrible avalanches!
We could barely see a thing - the light was low and snow so heavy.
We got back into the tram and looked down at the rocky outcrops and sheer cliffs...
... humbled by the sheer force of the mountain and weather it attracts.