If the Earth were flat, Patagonia would be where it ended. As it turns out, the Earth is not flat, but nonetheless Patagonia’s extreme weather, jagged ridgelines and detachment from modern society purveys an edge-of-the-world experience. Pumas, Andean condors, flamingoes and other wildlife travel the land freely, living in unison with the ancient rural culture of the gaucho—natives who live by traditions centuries old. The southern terminus of South America, where two seas clash together, has called to explorers many times over. Whether an alpinist or a mountain biker, the rugged landscape has something to offer.