Well, truth be known, we were safer when this photo was taken (anchor, belay, awareness of crevasse existing) than climbers usually are when walking across a glacier (no fixed anchor, unexpected crevasses). Or driving in a car at 70mph, for that matter. =)
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."