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Black Bear Forest Movie Screening – 18 Oct 2019

A touching documentary about the protection of Formosan Black Bears in Taiwan, by Lee Hsiang-Hsiu 2016, Taiwan.

Dafen, the heart of Yushan National Park, is a place abundant in wildlife and indigenous culture. With the assistance of an indigenous hunter, a female ecologist started her journey searching for Formosan Black Bears in 1998. In the midst of this wilderness, they gradually developed a deep and sincere companionship. Together with copious research, the secret of the Taiwan Black Bear is thus revealed.

Ace Adventure Expeditions’ first movie screening together with Toa Payoh Adventure Club and Toa Payoh Central CC Youth Club.

The aim of the movie screening is to create greater awareness on the protection of wildlife and a deeper understanding of the culture of the indigenous people in Taiwan.

We often meet the indigenous people, who work as guides, porters, cook or hut crew, and see warning signs of the black bears while mountain climbing in Taiwan. This touching documentary will help us appreciate and respect the mountains more, that mountains are often inextricably intertwine with tradition culture/beliefs and wildlife.

Screening details:
Date: 18 Oct 2019
Time: 7:15pm to 10pm
Venue: Toa Payoh Central Community Center Theatrette
Address: 93 Toa Payoh Central, #03-03 Central Community Building, Singapore 319194
Ticket Fee: $16 per ticket (Non-Discountable)
Where to buy ticket: Purchase at Toa Payoh Central Community Center’s counter or online at this link
To indicate Activity Code: A026723855 when purchase ticket.

Come for the screening and stand a chance to win a pair of Salomon Supercross Hike/Trail Run Shoes worth $219!!!

Jointly organised by:
Ace Adventure Expeditions
Toa Payoh Adventure Club
Toa Payoh Central CC Youth Club

Lucky Draw Sponsor: LIV ACTIV & Salomon Singapore
Lucky Draw Prize: A pair of Salomon Supercross Hike/Trail Run Shoes worth $219!!!

Our Marathon Series for 2019

We aim to go places to not just trek and climb mountains but RUN too 😀 Staying in line with what we do BEST, the marathons we have picked to partner with are either in high altitude destinations or with terrain challenges 😀

Super honoured and excited to be the Singapore partner of these  unique marathons:

Run The Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan

Thunder Dragon Marathon, Bhutan

Australian Outback Marathon, Australia

Ladakh Marathon, India

And, a BIG THANK to the following sponsors for the special inclusions in our marathon packages !

– Julbo, New Balance and Red Dot Running Company
– Running Coach, Liew Wei Yong, for her complimentary group running training sessions

 

Women On Mountains

Women on Mountains is an Ace Adventure Expeditions’ initiative to encourage women to challenge themselves through mountain climbing and to support a charity cause to help other women.

This 19-28 Dec 2018, we will have a team of women heading to climb Kilimanjaro! The trek leader is Sim Yihui,  co-founder and co-leader of an all-women’s team from Singapore to climb Mt Everest via the South side in Nepal.

Included in the Women on Mountains’ package cost is a $100 contribution to Project Pari. Each Women on Mountains’ participant will also received a Women on Mountains’ t-shirt and a copy of the Singapore Women Everest Team’s book.

Through Women on Mountains’, we hope more women will be inspired to challenge themselves and greater awareness can be generated for women’s causes.

 

New Destination – Kyrgyzstan

We are VERY EXCITED about our newest destination – KYRGYZSTAN!

Kyrgyzstan is a rugged Central Asian country along the Silk Road.  Landlocked with mountainous terrain, it is an incredible natural beauty with deep-rooted nomadic traditions, making it one of the most exotic destinations in the world.

To cater to different adventure preferences,  we have launched a run, a trek and a peak climbing itinerary:

RUN THE SILK ROAD MARATHON

Run the Silk Run takes place annually in northern Tian Shan mountains, in eastern Kyrgyzstan, on the shores of Issyk-Kul Lake (1609m). The race route traverse through part of the Silk Route with historic architecture and magnificent alpine views along the run. Issyk-Kul Lake, a protected marshland and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is an endorheic lake and the second largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea. Issyk-Kul means “warm lake” in the Kyrgyz language; although it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, it never freezes.

TIEN SHAN ALA_KUL VOLCANIC LAKE TREK

The Tien Shan Mountains, Chinese for “Celestial Mountains”, is a Central Asian mountain range spreading across several countries like China, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, but mostly found in Kyrgyzstan. Our trek in the Tien Shan Mountains will bring you on the old caravan route of the Silk Road, the scenic Terskei Ala Too Mountain Range and the famous  moraine-glacial lake, Ala Kol (3532 m).

LENIN PEAK

Kyrgyzstan has three 7000m mountains. Lenin Peak (7134m), Pobeda Peak (7439m) and Khan-Tengri Peak(7010m). Lenin Peak is the starting point for climbers attempting the Snow Leopard Trophy. It is also considered one of the least technical 7000m mountains to climb and has by far the most ascents of any 7000m mountains in the world.

Start Trekking – A Trekking Programme for Beginners

Start Trekking 2018

More and more people are discovering the regenerative power of the outdoors, both physically and spiritually. Trekking is one of the BEST ways to enjoy the outdoors and immerse oneself in nature! For those of you who have been wanting to put on a pair of trekking boots to start trekking, this Start Trekking programme is FOR YOU!

We have handpicked 3 treks for the Start Trekking programme. The treks selected  are well suited for beginners. They are great picks to ease you into your first trekking adventure.

These treks offer breathtaking sceneries without overly taxing your fitness. Make new friends with trekkers of similar experiences, pick up trekking tips and skills from the trek leader(s) and embark on exploring new adventures together.

Poon Hill Sunrise Trek (23 Mar – 1 Apr 2018)

The Poon Hill trek is one of the most scenic short treks in the Annapurna region in Nepal. It offers magnificent snow-capped Himalayan mountain views without drastic ascend to high altitude. The sacred Machapuchare, also known as “Fish Tail Mountain” is constantly in sight. The sunrise at Poon Hill with a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountain range is breath-taking and world famous. Passing through mountain villages, farmlands and rhododendron forests, this trek starts at 1600m with the highest point at 3200m on top of Poon Hill. The risk of Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) is low. Accommodation will be in teahouses with comfortable basic amenities. Perfect for those who are new to high altitude or trekking!

Mt Hehuan Trek (14 to 17 June 2018)

Hehuanshan, 合 歡山, Mt Hehuan (also called Joy Mountain) 3416m is one of the most accessible high altitude hiking trails in Taiwan.  This trek covers the Mt Hehuan Main Peak (3417m), Mt Shimen (3237m), East Peak (3421m) and Mt Hehuan North Peak (3422m). The peaks are among the “Hundred Peaks” (百岳) identified by Taiwanese as great mountains of Taiwan. At the end of each day, we return to the hostel or hotel to stay overnight. Covering four peaks above 3000m in just 2 days, this is ideal for an experience of high altitude trekking in a short duration of days.

Kalaw to Inle Lake Trek (3 to 10 Nov 2018)

This rustic trek is gaining popularity among travellers to Myanmar. The trek goes through the hilly countryside and villages in the western part of Shan State, offering a glimpse into the rural lives of the different tribes. The journey from village to village, through bamboo and pine forests, farmlands, railway and dirt tracks, with a mountain view in the backdrop, has a straightforward terrain without much undulation between 1300m-1500m. Any one with an average fitness is able to complete this trek. The cool (at times maybe HOT) but not cold hill climate means you do not need to invest in a lot of gear. For attire, a quick dry t-shirt, trekking shorts and trail shoes with any light sweater for the night is sufficient! The comfortable homestays mean you do not have to lug a sleeping bag or sleep in a tent! The trek ends with a boat ride to the famous Inle Lake where you will get to spend a night before heading back to Yangon.

Training and Gear/Trekking Health Knowledge Sessions

To help you prepare for your first trekking adventure, we have included a training session and a gear/healthcare knowledge session prior to your trip.

The training session will cover all the basic trekking techniques on footwork, pacing, how to use the trekking poles etc.

The trekking gear/ healthcare knowledge session will cover the layering system, footwear, hydration and high altitude health concerns such as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) etc.