Team Bad Idea Takes Some Notes

Back in March, I received the Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant as provided by the Neil Mackenzie Trust and Varsity Outdoor Club. I took off to Scotland immediately to catch the tail end of Scottish winter climbing season. I want to thank the selection committee and everyone who made this possible for me, in particular Neil’s…

Team Bad Idea Get Kinky with 50 Shades of Voile

Written by Artem Bylinskii, Caitlin Schneider, and the VOC Just a ski strap? JUST, a ski strap? PLEASE. Restraining your sexual partner Restricting blood flow to appendages Measuring penis length Attaching skis to roof rack Attaching roof rack to roof Fixing broken tele bindings (totally skied down the Garibaldi Switchbacks) Fixing your crampon baskets for…

Team Bad Idea Learns the Fun in Whacking

Over the past year I have been learning a bit about bushwhacking, yup that wonderful activity in which you duck, push and beat your way through bushes and trees that are entirely bent upon your eventual demise.  In particular, I would like to relate the tales of four trips that have taught me a bit…

Team Bad Idea Runs Fast… Really Fast

Originally appears on seekingthesteeps.wordpress.com My heart has been threatening to beat a hole through my chest for the last hour and a half. My legs have been screaming with lactic acid, the veins in my calves look like they’re about to explode and I’m desperately trying to hyperventilate to pump enough oxygen to my lungs.…

Team Bad Idea Loses a Member

With the heaviest of hearts we bid farewell to Neil Mackenzie. He passed in a tragic mountaineering accident along with Stephanie Grothe and Elena Cernicka, falling, roped-up, down the entirety of the Central Couloir on Joffre Peak. The true circumstances of their demise will never be known and I will not speculate or draw lessons…