A few years ago my wife and I spent several weeks exploring the Bolivian Altiplano. Altiplano means high plane and is a plateau east of the Andes with an altitude above 3500 m (11500 ft). It is the most extensive high plateau on earth outside Tibet.
Heavy winds were our constant companions, often combined with such dramatic clouds as I had never seen before. Sometimes we drove for days on extremely rough tracks without seeing another soul.