Browsing another thread I read about the infamous Swedish Bikini Team. I had to laugh because whenever me and some of the guys go hiking in the Canadian Rockies we always say that the Swedish Bikini Team will be waiting for us at our destination (usually a subalpine lake). It helps us push ourselves a little harder thinking of the scantly clad blondes. The rumor has run rampant throughout the mountains and forests of the Nordegg, Alberta area and all who hikes there looks forward to meeting the team Obviously, after reading those other posts, this is a North American, if not a global, phenomenon. So where did the origins come from? Why not a French Bikini Team? And most of all, is it true?