A glowing sunset behind Hans Brauner-Osborne on the West Flank of San Lorenzo, Argentina's Patagonia, as we approached Rune's Needle, early winter 2008.
A luminous sun halo encircles an unclimbed peak in the San Lorenzo Range of southern Argentina. This optical phenomenon was visible as sunlight passed through random ice crystals ("diamond dust") in the cold Patagonian winter air, .
Rune's Needle in the San Lorenzo Massif of Argentina's Patagonia. In May 2008 Hans Brauner-Osborne and I made the first ascent of this slender 300 foot needle via the right hand sky line.