Kit Carson & The Curators
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
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.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
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.
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.
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local park, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. Take a video clearly showing what you gathered.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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.
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.
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.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
Challenge another questival team to a best of 5 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
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.
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Drink water from a freshwater spring (a spring is a point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the surface of the earth).
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not count.
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
See how fast you can run the length of the 'Larry Monroe Forever' Mosaic bridge. Whilst running it yell aloud "Larry Monroe Forever!"
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on or near UT campus.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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.
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.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
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!
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.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
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.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
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.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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. :)
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
Make large signs and cheer on a random park sporting event, make sure they know you're a fan and make them feel like an allstar.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
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.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th thing on the menu.
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.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Hike around the Barton Creek Greenbelt and capture a team selfie during your favorite part of the experience.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
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)
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")
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.
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.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
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.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
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.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
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.**
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.
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.