Team Bad Idea Hucks Some Waterfalls

Written by: The Voice of Reason, who loses all sense of reason when it comes to kayaking Kayaking in Oregon is amazing, a wonderful, wonderland of amazing creeks and rivers. Early on a mid-fall morning, a Canadian invasion of Portland took place. Five Canadians took the long drive from Vancouver and Vancouver Island to the…

Team Bad Idea Opens Canyoning In Climbing Paradise

As the saying goes, Yosemite is the Cochamo of North America. Cochamo is unequivocally the most spectacular place for pure rock climbing that I have come across. Big walls, trad gear, and balls of steel. During my six week stint, I hauled my ass up many classic routes, met the most colourful characters, chilled plenty,…

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 Swims the Upper Seymour

Writing and Drawings by Caitlin Schneider This is a long story, that happened before I was a member of this team, but ironically it was the same day the raft took its first adventure down the Capilano, so please bear with me.  I am writing this in hopes that maybe something can be learned for…

Team Bad Idea Visits the Land Before Time

The Land is Torotoro National park in Bolivia – an incredible place well worth a visit that is somehow still off the gringo-trail. There is lots of excellent sightseeing and hiking, all complete with dinosaur footprints, strange rock formations, waterfalls, caves, and vast semi-arid landscapes. There is the massive cave system of Umajalanta of which…

Team Bad Idea Taste South American Canyoning

… And it is bittersweet. As per the general case in South America, I’d spent many hours trying to research these canyons, but the only information is on the tour agencies’ webpages. Now I don’t blame them – they are looking to excitingly attract customers and it is not in their interest to provide all…