Team Bad Idea Gets Wrecked on the North Nesakwatch Spire

The Wreckage of Petit Pimousse (180m 5 pitches; 5.10+, 5.10+/A0, 5.7, 5.10+/A0, 5.9) Written By Neil Mackenzie. I think we should call you Petit Pimousse; small but strong; Yan was referring to the old French advertising campaign for some potent little candies. I took this as a dubious compliment, but by the end of the…

Team Bad Idea Takes the Tools for a Walk

Written by Alfred Larsen, also appears on the VOC webpage This weekend I had to stay in town on Saturday due to an exam and my ski plans for Sunday-Monday had fallen through. As I was heading home late in the evening, I got a call from Artem. He said that they had to bail…

Team Bad Idea Stacks Nuts On Ice

We are ever-so grateful for Alfred letting us lot of dirtbags using his condo, but that was quite likely the worst night any of us had on the trip. The condo was a like a furnace. Way too hot to wear any clothes or stay under the sleeping bag, but way too drafty not to…

Team Bad Idea and Rogan’s Gully

In a hungover haze on Monday, we decided to climb Rogan’s Gully, a 300m snow and ice climb a few hundred meters left of Cascade Waterfall. Rated an easy WI2-3, I had soloed half of it a few weeks before and really wanted to finish it. I was also feeling badly enough to not want…