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The grueling Patagonian Expedition Race in Chile

Eighteen teams from 12 countries combine trekking, kayaking and mountain biking to cover hundreds of miles in the Pantagonia wilderness region, using a simple map and a compass. In this year's edition of the endurance adventure race, the teams of four took it to their limits through inhospitable territories in Chile's remote wilderness.

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High Country: Japan's East Wind team competes in the Patagonian Expedition Race in southern Chile, here near Peninsula Antonio Varas.

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Beach Walk: Team Mila Finland near Punta Dungenes in southeastern Chile.

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Stream Crossing: A member of France's Patagonia 4 Barth team checks the condition of his feet at a stream in Chile's Puerto Correa.

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Remote Area: France's Vaucluse Aventures Evasion team on the move near Puerto Correa.

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Nap Time: Finland's Kenneth Batten, of the Mila Finland team, naps beside a road near Villa Tehuelches.

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Glacial Experience: Team YogaSlackers, with three members from Oregon and one from Canada, maneuver double kayaks near Cabo Ultima Esperanza.

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Picture Perfect: The view from Puerto Natales, in the Chile's Patagonia.

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Sunset Ride: France's Patagonia 4 Barth Team, shown near Punta Dungenes, is raising money for research into the genetic disease Barth syndrome.

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Beached: YogaSlackers competitors on Peninsula Antonio Varas.

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Winners: GODZone Adventure team, with members from Britain, the U.S. and New Zealand, celebrates first place in the Patagonian Expedition Race.

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Second Place: Japan's East Wind team members cheer after arriving near Estancia Perales in second place.

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Grueling Race: Yoga Slackers in their kayak gear near Cabo Ultima Esperanza.

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