Agreed, a glacier is a glacier: a block of ice. IF you are lucky, the sun will be heavy and the ice would be soft. Though, it is a glacier because it is not susceptible to mega-melt. Snow on glacier is ok, but boiler glacier ice is blech. In the summer go to Copenhagen by way of Bolivia! Otherwise, get on Hood, Baker, and every PNW mountain that you can find. Ride it brother, ride it!