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.
High Country: Japan's East Wind team competes in the Patagonian Expedition Race in southern Chile, here near Peninsula Antonio Varas.
Beach Walk: Team Mila Finland near Punta Dungenes in southeastern Chile.
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.
Remote Area: France's Vaucluse Aventures Evasion team on the move near Puerto Correa.
Nap Time: Finland's Kenneth Batten, of the Mila Finland team, naps beside a road near Villa Tehuelches.
Glacial Experience: Team YogaSlackers, with three members from Oregon and one from Canada, maneuver double kayaks near Cabo Ultima Esperanza.
Picture Perfect: The view from Puerto Natales, in the Chile's Patagonia.
Sunset Ride: France's Patagonia 4 Barth Team, shown near Punta Dungenes, is raising money for research into the genetic disease Barth syndrome.
Beached: YogaSlackers competitors on Peninsula Antonio Varas.
Winners: GODZone Adventure team, with members from Britain, the U.S. and New Zealand, celebrates first place in the Patagonian Expedition Race.
Second Place: Japan's East Wind team members cheer after arriving near Estancia Perales in second place.
Grueling Race: Yoga Slackers in their kayak gear near Cabo Ultima Esperanza.Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times