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2019 Diary to date
7th April 2019 - Day trip to the Lakes - open to all.
14/15 May 2019 - Over night trip to Eskdale. We will walk from Langdale to Eskdale on the first day, stay over night in Eskdale and walk back the following day.
21/22 June 2019 - Light the Lakes Charity Challenge.
21st July 2019 - Day trip to the Lakes - open to all.
12-15 September 2019 - Snowdonia trip staying at the The Rocks Hostel.
If you are interested in any of the above trips please e-mail Chaosclub2018@gmail.com
CLICK HERE to watch a short video of the 2018 Trip to Avimore.
The Northumbria Police CHAOS (Climbing Hills and Other Sports!) Club is probably the oldest of the sports sections having been formed in 1974. It is definitely the most appropriately named! Some History; (thanks to ex-Inspector Dave Peart).
The club was formed in the bar of the County Hotel on Gosforth High Street by Dave, Gordon Mew, Larry Trotter & Gavin Aarvold – all names that will be familiar to ex-police cadets of that era.
The spiritual home of the club became the Isle of Skye as it took six attempts to finally complete the traverse of the Cuillin ridge which was nearly as dangerous as being a passenger in the van at the time of the infamous ‘roof rack’ and ‘flying helmet’ incident which was synonymous with the ethos of the club at that time! While the main club activity was climbing and walking the CHAOS club organised a series of biannual ‘madcap’ events to raise money for children with special needs. These events raised the profile of the club, the force and considerable sums of money.