Alpaca Your Eyes Out
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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.
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).
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Go to a local thrift store and find a unique item. Take said item to a crowded area, ask a quiz question and then deliver the item to a stranger for a correct response. Record their reaction.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
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")
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Find and take a picture of the "Bottle House" but don't be a nuisance.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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)
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the 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)
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.
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not count.
See how fast you can run the length of the 'Larry Monroe Forever' Mosaic bridge. Whilst running it yell aloud "Larry Monroe Forever!"
Go rollerskating/rollerblading and hold a limbo contest. How low can you go?
Tell us a fun fact about the giant, beautiful photovoltaic Mueller Sunflowers... but make sure there's a Mueller Sunflower in the shot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Do a backflip into a pond or lake.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Fit entire team in a phone booth, a real enclosed booth like the kind superman would use or tardis.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th thing on the menu.
Partake of the state dish of Chili Con Carne with no hands. #chiliconcarnival
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Do a 1 mile hike around St. Edwards Park, screenshot your route as verification.
Craft a canoe out of cardboard and float a teammate in it. Must float for 5 seconds minimum and teammate must stay dry.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Swing into a pond, river or lake from a rope swing.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Do the River Place Nature trail and dress for the occassion, it's a wet hike/jaunt. Take a picture of your favorite part of the hike.
Do a 1 mile hike around River Place Nature Trail, screenshot your route as verification.
Do a 2 mile hike around Turkey Head Trail, screenshot your route as verification. Don't get lost going down any rabbit holes.
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
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.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Play a pop song on a kazoo tag the song in your caption.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
While acting like a civilized adult and friend-of-the-animals (don't be a buffoon), take a photo with a peacock or peahen at Mayfield Park.
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
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.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
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.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
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.
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park. Be a good sport win or lose.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
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.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Come by The Shade Project SPF station at Tru-Skin Dermatology (3500 Jefferson St, Ste 200, 78731) between 10AM and NOON and get your shade on! Teams will lather each other up and learn how to stay sun safe… the 1st 200 visitors get a special gift!
Donate blood while wearing dracula teeth.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
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. :)
Tell a weird 15 second true story about yourself outside of the Museum of the Weird. #confession #keepAustinweird
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.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
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.
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.
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 picture with your favorite addition in Sparky Park.
Go to this link (click link and tap GO>) and donate to the IRC. Write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee on some fabric and give it to a Cotopaxi staff member for a display later in the year.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Take a picture with a Texas Longhorn. Don't get hurt/trampled. Also, ask permission and be smart.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Put a picture of Lavar Burtons face on a kite and fly it high, just like Reading Rainbow. Don't forget to sing the theme song.
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.
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 >
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.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing "Bicycle Race" by Queen together whilst doing so.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Hike around the Barton Creek Greenbelt and capture a team selfie during your favorite part of the experience.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Show us your best team roller skating dance moves in a venue of your choosing, make it fabulous.
Find and photograph a Texas State Quarter.
Get llama nail art.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
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.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
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.
Bowl a strike at a bowling alley... then moonwalk backwards and yell "Questival!".
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.
While camping in the wilderness document/photograph at least 4 different types of wildlife, each unique/from separate animal families. Don't forget the totem.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
Whittle yourself a spoon and eat some soup with it.
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
While camping in the wilderness make a homemade "ghillie suit" and attempt to sneak close to an animal in nature….OR a teammate and scare the stuffing out of them.
Camp overnight in a tent in the wilderness give an MTV Cribs style tour of your entire campsite. Sorry yard/house camping doesn't count.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Find a stranger who has the same birthday as you and provide proof.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
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.**
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
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.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.