The Bandits

Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Loading the player...
Download
High school Chemistry teacher who changed my life. #questival
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Loading the player...
Download
Talking to Maddie. #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Loading the player...
Download
How dad and mom woke me up in high school #hamradio #TheBandits #questival
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Loading the player...
Download
Hat for bandana #fairtrade #honoraryBandit #TheBandits #questival
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Loading the player...
Download
Noah with the kindness #questival
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits enjoy some mango milkshake from the knees #beesknees #questival
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits paid for some #icecream 🍦 #questival
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
Loading the player...
Download
Mango smoothie! #questival
It is NOW the end of your 24th hour of Questival, share with us the best photo/video of where you ended up. Don't forget the totem.
Our SpoOoOoky and definitely not staged ghost encounter at Emily’s Bridge. #TheBandits #questival
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Loading the player...
Download
#Nursejoke #buttcrack #lovelittleoldmen #questival
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Some new rides around Burlington #TheBandits #questival
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Loading the player...
Download
#britishaccent to compliment a British man #TheBandits #questival
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits generally had a positive experience with Questival! #llamaste #questival
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
The Bandits made it to the finish line! #TheBandits #questival
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (6pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at The Boardwalk at Waterfront park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Loading the player...
Download
We made it! #questival
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
24 hours well spent with #TheBandits #questival
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.
Loading the player...
Download
We throw away our trash and recycle the rest from Questival. #TheBandits #questival
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits donate to those in need. We’re really not living up to our name. #questival
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.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits review car maintenance 🚗 #questival
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Loading the player...
Download
Skate 'n dab #perfection #questival
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits prepare and eat the MRE creamy banana oatmeal 🍌 #nomnom #yumm #questival
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits check the scores after a long day of completing challenges. #spittake #questival
Go to a public place where music is playing and challenge a stranger not participating in questival to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Loading the player...
Download
Getting their dance on #dancebattle #TheBandits The little girls took that one! #questival
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
For our souvenir, we collected the lone surviving paper airplane from our attempt the airplane challenge, and added some flowers we were given earlier for good measure. It’s been an unforgettable day for #TheBandits. #questival
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include Burlington 2017.
#TheBandits #questival
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Loading the player...
Download
What to do in the event of a snake bite. Apparently, sucking out the venom is not a thing. #TheBandits #questival
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Loading the player...
Download
The Cholula challenge! Don't forget to shimmy #questival
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Loading the player...
Download
Tasting Noah’s famous garlic oatmeal. #TheBandits #questival
Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
Loading the player...
Download
Just trying to save electricity, bandit style #questival
Eat a dish featuring the official state flavor of Vermont, tell us what you ate and where you got it in your caption.
Loading the player...
Download
#questival
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.)
The VFW group helps us spell out Questival! It was a patriotic conclusion to our afternoon. #TheBandits #questival
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Loading the player...
Download
The soothing voices of Doug, Katie, and Sky at the VFW. #TheBandits #questival
Find and photograph a living specimen of either the state bird, state insect, or state butterfly of Vermont. Tell us what it is and where you found it in your caption.
Hard to see, but we saw a Monarch Butterfly on the way back to the car. Circled in red. #TheBandits #questival
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
Loading the player...
Download
Sky takes one for the team and eats a ladybird beetle. #TheBandits #questival
Visit the Lake Champlain Monster Monument and tell a scary story to your teammates.
Loading the player...
Download
Katie tells a scary story involving garlic. Not for the faint of heart and/or vampires. #TheBandits #questival
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
Loading the player...
Download
Kara flips into the lake! #TheBandits forge ahead. #questival
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Loading the player...
Download
“Bicycle” by Queen, ft. Doug and Katie #TheBandits #questival
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
Loading the player...
Download
Kara begins the maiden and final voyage of her paper airplane. #TheBandits #questival
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Vermont
Reppin that 802 #TheBandits #questival
Find the local Wizard of OZ "Flying Monkeys" in Burlington and take a team picture as if they are chasing you.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh #questival
Leave a book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Loading the player...
Download
Doug donates a book of jokes, because laughter is the best medicine...besides morphine. #TheBandits #questival
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Loading the player...
Download
Just a flock of seagulls cruising across Church St. #TheBandits #questival
Find and photograph "Democracy" by W.F. Herrick. Tell us what it means to you in your caption.
Democracy means that power is in the hands of the people. And with great power comes great responsibility. #questival
Find and photograph a unique looking downtown bike rack designed by Kat Clear
Nice rack bro #TheBandits #whitelightening #questival
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of Burlington.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits love Burlington and even met the Lieutenant Governor at the farmers market! #802love #lovermont #questival
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
Loading the player...
Download
#CallMeMaybe #questival
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Loading the player...
Download
Don’t get heat stroke! #questival
Film a video out in the wilderness illustrating how to find a clean and safe natural water source for drinking.
Loading the player...
Download
Doug of #TheBandits talks about water safety, and his sewer drains are probably not the healthiest. #questival
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits and #FiveInchesCollectively raced, and Kara was victorious! #questival
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Loading the player...
Download
The Bandits and 5 inches collectively swap shoelaces #questival
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.
Loading the player...
Download
Tibetan momo = #yum #TheBandits #questival
Eat the official state fruit of vermont prepared your favorite way. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Loading the player...
Download
An apple a day! #questival
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park that is not a checkpoint. Be a good sport win or lose.
Loading the player...
Download
Kara races a stranger and wins, totem in hand. #TheBandits #questival
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Loading the player...
Download
Random act of kindness, we handed our fresh red pepper over to a stranger to cook something delicious tonight! #questival
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
We found money near the produce stand and gave it back to the cashier! #TheBandits are not living up to their names here. #questival
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits.. taking names and winning double arm wrestling #winning #questival #overthetop
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Loading the player...
Download
#questival
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
We bought a pepper and it’s 3/4 of the way through the festival so that’s about as creative as we can get for now. #questival
Find a man made structure composed of one of the official rocks of the state of vermont. Tell us which rock the structure is made of, and what the structure is in your caption.
Kara of #TheBandits is posing in front of a building made from marble, one of the official rocks of Vermont. It’s the Chittenden County Superior Court, and it ROCKS. #questival
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Kara beast-modes the picture once again #TheBandits #questival
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits won’t let you down!! #trustfall #trustworthy #thankyoustranger 💕 #questival
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Loading the player...
Download
Zumba Queen showing off her origami skills. #questival
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
This guy was camouflaged pretty well, but #TheBandits found him in the end. #questival
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged in a natural body of water for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Loading the player...
Download
He only made it about 12 seconds. RIP his lungs #notimelapserequired #questival
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Loading the player...
Download
#beastmode ... enough said #TheBandits #questival
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Loading the player...
Download
Katie loves hugs! #questival
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not filter properly.
Loading the player...
Download
Drinking it in at Lake Champlain #filteredproperly #TheBandits #questival
Find a peaceful outdoors space, sit down and take 5 minutes to relax in silence and enjoy the moment. (Timelapse, don't forget your totem)
Loading the player...
Download
Taking in the lakeside views #TheBandits #questival
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits are ready to join Mulan in the fight against the Huns @JKCorden @latelateshow #carkaraoke #questival #cotopaxi #questival
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Loading the player...
Download
Resume worthy rock skipping skills #lucky7 #TheBandits #questival
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-1pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Oakledge Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 1:00pm exactly.
#TheBandits - checkpoint complete! #weworkout #questival
Visit the Burlington Earth Clock during daylight hours. Figure out how to use it to well what time of day it is, and upload a video showing us how.
Loading the player...
Download
How to use the Burlington Earth Clock! #questival
Visit the World's Tallest Filing Cabinet, take a photo in front of it and make it your Linkedin profile picture. Upload a screenshot as proof. Don't forget your totem.
#questival
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 (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Loading the player...
Download
Sky casually eats some cauliflower. #TheBandits #questival
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Loading the player...
Download
Take time to top and smell the roses #questival
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Loading the player...
Download
Sky gets an unfavorable performance review.#TheBandits #questival
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.
Loading the player...
Download
Honey Badger, Queen is dragons...#TheBandits #questival
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Loading the player...
Download
The Bandits reveal their nicknames #TheBandits #questival
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival who is not a part of the Questival use the caption to tell the story. (Don't forget your totem)
For our Humans of New York Challenge, we spoke with Penny, who works at the Sonesta Suites. Penny is the sixth of seven siblings, and her dream was to be a disco dancer when she got older. Her youngest sister died of breast cancer in 2014, but she sees the rest of her family regularly. Penny is the kindest person we met during Questival. #questival
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Loading the player...
Download
Kara of #TheBandits challenged a stranger to a jump rope competition and won! #questival
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Loading the player...
Download
Packing a backpack for some pack back backpacking. #questival
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits cover The Backstreet Boys. #questival
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits moonwalk across the street. #questival
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Katie narrowly makes it inside Doug’s pack. #TheBandits #questival
Write a note with 10 things you love about Vermont and leave it for someone else to find.
#TheBandits leave a note about why we love Vermont. #questival
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.
Loading the player...
Download
Hands or feet? #TheBandits #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Loading the player...
Download
The Bandits are never gonna give you up! #TheBandits #questival #toomanycooks
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Loading the player...
Download
Kara of #TheBandits dramatically belly flops. #questival
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits attempt a tandem cartwheel. #questival
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Loading the player...
Download
#Showtime Doug dunks for #TheBandits. #questival
Hug the official state tree of Vermont. Tell us what it is in your caption.
#TheBandits are treehuggers...especially when it comes to sugar maples. #questival
As a team complete an entire fitness class 30 minutes or more (Zumba, Spin, etc.) dressed in head-to-toe aerobics gear. (Timelapse, don't forget your totem)
Loading the player...
Download
Kara from #TheBandits, an actual Zumba instructor, leads us in a Zumba class to get ready for the day! #Timelapse #questival
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Loading the player...
Download
Staring contest...Bandits 1 stranger 0 #TheBandits #questival
Give a toast to a teammate and then take a swig of the official state beverage of Vermont. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Loading the player...
Download
Noah toasted Doug with a cold cup of fresh milk. #ThenBandits #questival
Find and photograph "Whale Tails" by Jim Sardonis
#TheBandits enjoy a morning with some wildlife. #questival
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
#TheBandits are up early, getting started on the next challenges. #questival #cotopaxi
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.
Loading the player...
Download
One of the bandits ate some “money” oatmeal. #TheBandits #questival
Boulder one problem outdoors.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits get bo(u)ld...er. #questival
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits talk about Educate Girls, one of Questival’s grantees. #questival
Donate $10 to the IRC by visiting https://www.rescue.org/cotopaxi then upload a screenshot of your donation.
We may be bandits but we like to give back! #TheBandits #questival
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits try to scrub away all traces the garlic challenge...for each other. #questival
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Loading the player...
Download
No vampires for us. #TheBandits eat garlic cloves. It’s also five hours later and we can still taste it. #questival
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits plank time-lapse. #questival
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits bond with wallsitting. #questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Loading the player...
Download
Doug of #TheBandits completes a Pru-SICK knot. #badpuns #questival
Make then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
Loading the player...
Download
Noah of #TheBandits eats a disgusting condiment soufflé...and will probably never eat anything again. #questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits tie an alpine knot! #questival
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Loading the player...
Download
Arianna of #TheBandits ties a bowline knot. #questival
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits conquer three flights of stairs. And a locked door. #questival
Visit "Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard". Tell us what your favorite flavor is in your caption.
#TheBandits visited the flavor graveyard. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt, our forever favorite, you’ll never be forgotten. #questival
Roadtrip to Emily’s Bridge in Stowe. Take a picture there at night and see if you capture any ghosts.
Uhhh...#TheBandits are seriously freaked out. We went to Emily’s Bridge and tried to take a regular picture of the bridge, but when we looked back later, we saw a strange and terrifying ghostly figure in the lower left of the picture. #spooky #questival
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Loading the player...
Download
Watch out for our #singleladies 👀💍 #TheBandits 👯‍♂️ #questival
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama
A llama, drawn with various things in nature. #TheBandits #questival
While camping at in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits advertise #Campfire, a new cologne. #questival
Do a little research about fire safety and upload a video sharing what you learned.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits teach fire safety. #questival
Find and photograph a Maine license plate. The real thing not a photo or any other facsimile.
#TheBandits find the #Maine way to get some points. #questival
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Loading the player...
Download
#frenchfry #trickshot #holeinone #TheBandits #questival
Play one of the yard games set up in the festival area against another team.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits vs #HappyHippos #bringit #spikeballisnotourgame #questival
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits kickoff Questival! #questival
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Loading the player...
Download
#TheBandits drop some (depressing) knowledge. #questival
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone.
#TheBandits are ready for action. #questival
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at The Champlain Valley Exposition having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transportation.
The Bandits have arrived! #TheBandits #questival
Send a net. Save a life. - As a team Donate $10 or more to Nothing But Nets at nothingbutnets.net/cotopaxi then upload a screenshot of your donation.
#TheBandits are saving lives ✌🏻💕 #nothingbutnets #letsendmalaria #questival
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
Loading the player...
Download
Bandits incoming! #TheBandits #ours#*tisbananas #reversetiedye #questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Loading the player...
Download
Even a guinea pig can be a hero #questival
Start a public dance party and using the Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Get at least 5 strangers involved.
Loading the player...
Download
Some fellow bandits showing off their moves! #TheBandits #questival
Pick a state or national park you want to visit. Take a 15s video letting us know what you would want to do during your visit.
Loading the player...
Download
#questival
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
The littlest bandit in the apple orchard. #TheBandits #questival