The idea for the five-part B.A.S.I.C.S. series hit J.T. Holmes after a friend of his died who shouldn't have. "This person simply made a bad choice, chose an objective on a mountain that was completely above his skill set," says Holmes. "He was doomed before even saying, Ready, set, go. The idea to take action and found the B.A.S.I.C.S. program spurred from wanting to prevent those accidents which can be avoided."