Ladakh Marathon 2017

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Ace Adventure Expeditions – Exclusive Singapore Partner of Ladkah Marathon

We’re SO HONORED to be the exclusive Singapore partner of the Ladkah Marathon !!!

The 6 Edition in 2017  will be held on 10 September 2017.

The Ladakh Marathon is the highest and amongst the toughest marathons. The various races take place in and around Leh, the historic capital of Ladakh and offer runners the unique opportunity to run with local Ladakhis through the most beautiful landscape offering stunning vistas of mountains, rivers and valleys and will leave you with lifelong memories and a chance to say you ran the Ladakh Marathon !

Participants have the options to join these races:

7km Run

21.1km Half Marathon

42.1km Full Marathon

The Khardung La Challenge (71.12 km) – the Highest Ultra Marathon in the World! (9 September 2017)

The Importance of Acclimatization – Ladakh Marathon Packages

Unlike other marathons, the Ladakh Marathon requires you to arrive in Leh at least a week in advance to acclimatize for race day. You are running at 3500m above sea level so it is imperative that you’re acclimatized to the high altitude.

One of the best approaches to acclimatization is keep active. Hence, we have packaged with the races, a climb to the highest peak in the Stok Range – Stok Kangri (6153m), a scenic trek in Shang Valley and a tour with sight-seeing in Leh, rafting and visit the famous Pangong Lake before the race day.

Find out more about the Ladakh Marathon and the packages here : Ladakh Marathon

 

What is in store for 2017?!

Our adventure begins tomorrow but the planning starts today.

Time passes by so fast, we will soak into the last quarter of 2016 in just another 2 weeks. Have you wondered if your first half of 2016 had been fruitful ? In a blink of an eye, so fast does time fly.

While it is always nice to relive all those wonderful memories, we don’t forget to look forward.  We have scheduled our popular mountain climbing trips that you can look forward to participate. We have planned three trips specially catered to women-only under the Women On Mountain series, we also have 3000er, 4000er and 5000er scheduled treks that are suitable for both men and women.

To kick start 2017, we planned for a frozen river trek in India, Leh.

We have also scheduled a preview talk on Fri, 23 Sep at Campers’ Corner at 7pm.

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Click the link below to go to other specific destinations.

Anyone looking at “upgrading” their trekking resume by advancing to higher elevation and more challenging treks, we have planned for twin peaks (two peaks in a single trip) challenge accompanied by a trip leader:

Or single peak above 5000m (treks or ice/snow terrain) accompanied by a trip leader:

Some of you may want a little more demanding in technique and skills, these two peaks offer suitable fulfilling challenge:

 

Women on Mountains

We love our men, and enjoy every bit of their companionship when in the outdoors. But (there is always a but) on some occasions, women only activities are appealing. Women understand women, and women together can be very encouraging. We like to see each other doing well and as a group this can prove to be a great advantage when trying to reach a goal.  Women on Mountains aims to provide a platform to encourage women to challenge themselves through mountain climbing, at the same time, to raise awareness and fund for a women’s cause.

Join us on Sun, 16 Oct at SCWO (96 Waterloo Street) from 2pm to 6pm. We have invited our past female participants to share about their extraordinary journey to scale Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Elbrus, and trekking to the Everest Base Camp. To RSVP, email us at contact@aceadventure.com.sg

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If you think that 2016 is moving real fast, then think about 2017, you blink and it will be gone in no time. Plan ahead so that when 2017 comes, you are all ready to embrace it.

Ace Adventure Expeditions’ Initiatives

Beyond organizing treks & climbs, we’re constantly coming up with special events. These special events, under our Initiatives, have multiple aims to promote mountain climbing and other causes.

Mountain Climbing Challenges and More Than A Trek are two of our Initiatives.

Mountain Climbing Challenges

To promote mountain climbing and to encourage people to challenge themselves physically and mentally, we have initiated and introduced a few annual mountain climbing challenges into our calendar. The mountain climbing challenges are accompanied by a team leader.

These are the mountain climbing challenges we have initiated. We’re not stopping with these few and will continue to introduce new challenges from time to time:

  • International Women’s Day (IWD) Challenge
  • Twin Peaks Challenge
  • Beyond 5000ers Challenge
  • Ice & Snow Peak Challenge

Find out more about our 2016 Mountain Climbing Challenge’s schedule

2016 - Twin Peaks Challenge (Taiwan + China) 2016 Multi Peaks

About More Than A Trek

More Than A Trek is Ace Adventure Expeditions’ charity initiatives to give back to the local communities we travel to. The aim is to help improve the living standards of some of the world’s most marginalized groups or communities, including in Singapore. We identified and tie-up with charities or NGOs to raise awareness and fund for their projects.

The latest More Than A Trek is to raise School Scholarship Fund for D2N. Education is free in Nepal, but many children cannot afford school supplies, uniforms, backpacks or even adequate shoes and a winter coat. The scholarship fund preferentially selects women of lower castes.  As long as the kids are attending school and progressing, their scholarship will be renewed annually. It cost $100 to sponsor a kid per year.

We schedule a few treks in Nepal each year under More Than A Trek. Included in the package fee is a contribution of $100 to sponsor a kid for a year. More Than A Trek’s participants are also encouraged to raise more fund through their friends and networks to sponsor more kids.

Find out more about other charity initiatives under  More Than A Trek

More Than A Trek 2016

 

Mountain Climbing Challenges for 2016

What is your plan for 2016? If you have yet to decide, we have some plans here for you to consider!

Peak Climbing Challenge
Mt Damavand – 28May – 6Jun – S$1980 / pax
Elbrus North – 28Jul – 8Aug – S$2800 / pax
Stok Kangri – 7-20 Aug – S$1290 / pax
Mt Malchin – 12-21 Aug – S$2850 / pax
Island Peak – 30Nov – 20Nov – S$3950 / pax
Mera Peak – 13Nov – 4Dec – S$4200 / pax

2016 Multi Peaks

 

Our annual Twin Peaks Challenge 
Siguniang Twin Peaks – 20-30 October – S$1950/ pax
Taiwan Twin Peaks – 27Nov – 4 Dec – S$1290/pax

2016 - Twin Peaks Challenge (Taiwan + China)

Email to contact@aceadventure.com.sg

Climb On!