Team Bad Idea Visits Bell’s Bothy

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 Has the Best Day Ever

It was the Captain’s birthday and it needed to be celebrated in style and in town. To do 24 sports in 24 hours only seemed logical. The only rules being that each activity had to be performed for a minimum of 15 minutes and that a beer had to be consumed after each one. Best.…

Team Bad Idea Beats Around the Bush

Written by Dmitri Oguz The objective- Mount Churchill, a prominent, almost-2000m peak fairly close to the shore of Vancouver Bay, a 20km paddle up Jervis Inlet from Egmont, Sunshine Coast. The Team- Marcin – The giddy instigator Me(Dmitri) – The clueless optimist Phil – The suspecting victim The Plan- During a conversation about multi-modal trips…

Team Bad Idea Gets Devoured By The Fat Dog

Originally appears on seekingthesteeps.wordpress.com When you sign up for an ultra marathon, the general recommendation is to have at least one normal marathon under your belt. I ignored this and as a result the “Fat Dog 50 mile (80km) ultra” bit me in the ass… HARD. I signed up for the race on a whim…

Team Bad Idea Expand Their Horizons

There probably hasn’t been enough mention of how awesome Bolivia is. Let’s phrase it a new way. You can do a week long paragliding course for $450, including accommodation. In comparison, an equivalent course in Canada costs around $2500. The course I did in particular is run by the company AndesXtremo in the lovely town…

Team Bad Idea Goes Nowhere

Written by Neil MacKenzie, with edits by Piotr Forysinski Contrary to other recent Alpine successes documented on this fine blog, this tale recounts pretty much nothing, so feel free to do something more productive with your time than reading on. Whitecap’s Legendary North Face Don Serl once gave a talk in Seattle that inspired some…

Team Bad Idea Goes Underground

Written by Marcin Mirski The UBC delegation to Memekayest 2013 arrived in two batches. The early crew, consisting of Артём, Irma, Marcin, and Phil (those who had Friday obligations that were weak enough to make avoiding them a possibility), took off on the first morning ferry, while Jannú and Shuvi arrived on Saturday. Coming from…