Glaciers—a curious landscape, unfamiliar to me as a kid growing up in Romania, but tempting and inviting to exploration starting with my first trips to the Alps as a young adult. To some people, glaciers solely have a bad reputation: intimidating masses of ice sweeping away everything in their path; cracks and sounds sending constant warnings about their violent internal activities. To others, they are life-givers: deposits of freshwater that helped communities survive and thrive over centuries. To me—an opportunity to learn about power, vulnerability and the equilibrium between the two.