Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Get help from strangers and spell "QUESTIVAL" using one human body as each of the letters. Other questival participants do not count as strangers for this one.
Take a team selfie with your favorite box of cereal with one of the 17 remaining 'Moonlight Towers'. They are an official Texas state landmark, btw.
Perform a blind taste test with a cornstarch packing peanut vs a puffy cheeto.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Tell us of a toy invention you would like to create, make sure you do it outside of the coolest vintage toy shop around. #toyjoy
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. Don't forget your totem.
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
Find a way to record your fastest fastball pitch, either softball or baseball. Put the MPH in the description and what you threw.
Choreograph a team dance and perform it with audible music in a crowded area. Get permission first from the owner/operator of the crowded area unless it is a free public space.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Order some food and record a review as if you are Guy Fieri while you eat it. Remember to say "money" over and over to be authentic.
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged underwater for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Collect all of the garbage you create during your adventure and take a picture of it in the final two hours of Questival then recycle/compost what you can.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Go to a restaurant serving food from a country you've never been to, and eat a dish you've never heard of. Be honest, really try something new and make it count.
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Share a large melon as a team, carefully create a helmet from the melon. Take your picture with a non-Questival-participant while wearing your creation. Tap this challenge then tap GO for inspiration >
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the University of Texas football stadium (Darrell K Royal) in the background, yes the actual stadium.
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
See how long you can hold a consistent singing note and document the entire thing. Make sure it's loud and that you are in a VERY public place.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Go to a busy part of 6th Street/University of Texas/Zilker Park, put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Get a major league athlete or celebrity to say "Cotopaxi makes Gear for Good."
Get a celebrity with over 5,000 followers to tweet/retweet something with our hashtag and Twitter handle, @cotopaxi (prove with screenshot).
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Go to a public place and eat a stock of cauliflower like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo
Bowl a strike at a bowling alley... then moonwalk backwards and yell "Questival!".
Go to a bowling alley and challenge a group of strangers to a 'bowl off' and go head to head with them. Losers buy drinks for the winner.
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Come meet us at the lower level of Hope Outdoor Gallery on the benches and get the challenge details.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
Take a picture of an uncommon object underneath the sign of Uncommon Objects. If you choose to enter this eccentric shop, please be respectful and kind.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Film a video showing how to check the oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid levels in your car. Make sure everything is ship-shape.
Tell a weird 15 second true story about yourself outside of the Museum of the Weird. #confession #keepAustinweird
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Head to Mitscoots (2505 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702) between 10am-5pm and assemble a "care canister" to be given away to someone less-fortunate in the area. Take a team video/picture of you putting your canister together.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Between 9 and 10:30AM find the ultimate hang at Kammok (1401 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702). Come set up and sit in a hammock, then take it down and use it as an accessory in a team photo in front of our mural. Breakfast while supplies last. :)
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger and sing "Happy (insert the day, i.e. Saturday) To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Whittle yourself a spoon and eat some soup with it.
Craft a canoe out of cardboard and float a teammate in it. Must float for 5 seconds minimum and teammate must stay dry.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Get llama nail art.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Have your team crack open a few bottles of champagne or sparkling cider and spray them all over each other like you've just won the indy 500.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Blindfold a teammate and give them 2 different back massages. One with all of your hands, the other with all of your feet. Have them guess which was which.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Find and photograph a Texas State Quarter.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Go to a public place where music is playing (not the check-in festival) and challenge a stranger to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on or near UT campus.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
Take a photo or video with a wild 'Texas bluebonnet'
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
Go to a grocery store and pretend an avocado (or a similar looking item) is a dragon egg from Game of Thrones. Have a ceremony with a teammate to crown the Queen of the Dragons.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malarya then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Take a picture of a High Brew can in a creative way. **Hint - you might want to save an unopened can for a challenge that you'll do later.**
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.