Though I'm definitely not a climber or mountaineer, I have traipsed around on glaciers a fair bit in my life and do have basic knowledge about what's going on on them. As I was feeling peppy and surefooted this day, I relied on this knowledge to not get into trouble. Still, and in hindsight, it probably wasn't the smartest thing to have hiked up as far as I did on the glacier without a buddy or any ropes or other safety gear.
Where I'm standing in this shot is amongst 100+ foot deep crevasses. Most were open and visible but some definitely were not. This is the part of the glacier where folks go to ice climb in the summer. In fact, there were two guys about 40 yards behind me doing just that. I tried to wander over and watch them, but they were climbing in an area where the crevasses were just a bit too big and wide and scary for me. I had to say enough was enough and back off.
I didn't have a tripod for this shot, so I set the camera on the highest spot of ice around and aimed it more-or-less by feel. Though it did get me and the impressive upper Elliot headwall in the frame, the composition wasn't too great otherwise. Oh well...
Location: Elliot Glacier. Mt. Hood, Oregon
Lens used: 17-40mm f4.0