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 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 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 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…