Team Bad Idea Appeases the Judge

Written by Nicholas Gobin, also appears chez VOC   Artem and I had been planning a grand August adventure for some months, but as the departure date drew near it seemed like it wasn’t going to happen. Climbing conditions in the Bugaboos were less than stellar and work & family were pulling me towards a…

Team Bad Idea Breach 6000

During my adventures in South America, I made the summits of three 6000 meter peaks. All of these climbs went uncharacteristically smoothly and do not deserve a write-up in their own right. But the photos are just so darn great, that they had to be shared.   Chimborazo (6268 m), Ecuador        …

Team Bad Idea Recuperate Abandonment

A new alpine route. From town. In a day. How many places in the world do you know where that is possible? Bolivia is rad. Let me say that again. Bolivia is RAD. There are countless unclimbed peaks, let alone lines. Infinite unexplored potential. And the peaks are no joke either – 5 and 6…

Team Bad Idea Alaxpacha Warawara Thaki

New route! A new route! In the alpine. Serious fucking business. A first, of hopefully many for me. My time withering away in the confines of a party hostel in La Paz, Bolivia has suddenly become completely justified. I’d spent many days hopelessly searching for a climbing partner, but apparently this is not a climbing…

Team Bad Idea Climb Shaqsha, Enchain Tamboraju

Written by Skyler Des Roches, also seen on Off Route. The bubble of light erupting from my headlamp onto the smooth surface of the glacier illuminates a tight, claustrophobic world. I’m left far more alone, in this miniscule universe, than my mind can cope with at these altitudes. But a momentary glance back, as I ascended…