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  • Photo: By Paolo Marchesi

    Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

    The confluence crew stops in the middle of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia's high salt flats.

  • Photo: By Paolo Marchesi

    Greg Michaels

    Confluence hunter Greg Michaels snaps the barren landscape as writer McKenzie Funk looks on.

  • Photo: By Paolo Marchesi

    The team makes a breakfast stop at a hotel on the salt flats.

    The team makes a breakfast stop at a hotel on the salt flats.

  • Photo: By Paolo Marchesi

    The Bolivian flag and the multi-colored wiphala—representing the country's indigenous population—flap above a collection of international flags.

    The Bolivian flag and the multi-colored wiphala—representing the country's indigenous population—flap above a collection of international flags.

  • Photo: By Paolo Marchesi

    A Bolivian woman gives directions to truck drivers who use the flats as a highway.

    A Bolivian woman gives directions to truck drivers who use the flats as a highway.

  • Photo: By Paolo Marchesi

    A cactus stands on a rocky island in the middle of the salt flats.

    A cactus stands on a rocky island in the middle of the salt flats.

  • Photo: By Paolo Marchesi

    A family poses for a picture after giving the crew directions to Sajama.

    A family poses for a picture after giving the crew directions to Sajama.

  • Photo: By Paolo Marchesi

    Llamas in Sajama National Park.

    Llamas in Sajama National Park.

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    The crew scouts a way up the peak.

    The crew scouts a way up the peak.

  • Photo: By Paolo Marchesi

    Funk and Michaels climb the flanks of the confluence peak, Jachca Condoriri.

    Funk and Michaels climb the flanks of the confluence peak, Jachca Condoriri.

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    Funk hikes further along Jachca Condoriri.

    Funk hikes further along Jachca Condoriri.

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