What we're about
CHAOS is an informal, Canmore-based group of energetic, fun, non-competitive, outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy self powered and self-organized activities including hiking, biking, skiing, mountaineering, canoeing, and just being outside.
A strong community requires shared effort and organization.
By joining CHAOS, you are expected to organize at least one outdoor-related activity for other CHAOS members sometime in the next 12 months.
This could be a hike, a mountain bike ride, a brisk walk along the Bow, a picnic at Quarry Lake, a backyard fire pit, a night fondue on top of Tunnel Mountain, a coffee party after a WildSmart lecture, or any of a hundred other outdoor possibilities. If any of this sounds overwhelming - senior CHAOS members will provide advice, ideas, support, or even co-organization for your activity to make it fun, safe and successful.
By requiring participation for membership, CHAOS shares the organizational effort, keeps the group smaller and more active, and works to build a true outdoor community that provides responsibility, safety and respect for all members.
If you are from outside the Canmore-Banff area, or feel that you are unable to contribute an organized outdoor activity in the next year, there are many other fine outdoor meetups that would probably be a better fit.
CHAOS is an informal group of friends (some of whom have not met each other yet!), and is absolutely not a guide service. CHAOS trips are not supervised, and members should only go on trips they feel are appropriate for their ability and experience level.
Interested? Get a little more explanation by clicking here: More About CHAOS (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ldwh0qS08ay0y2H65i1Qlyvh3mKWm9M7HTgNu6nKXjg/edit?usp=sharing)