Archive | Uncategorized

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.

IWD Kilimanjaro Challenge 2015

photo

Come 25th Feb 15, the IWD Kilimanjaro all-women team will embark on their journey to climb to the roof of Africa. This is the first 5000m climb for all the 5 female participants. The ladies want to make a statement. Not a statement about climbing abilities but about creating an awareness to all women, especially Singapore women, to get out of the traditional view that women are fragile physically and psychologically.

The IWD Kilimanjaro Challenge is an Ace Adventure’s initiative to celebrate International Women’s Day. The objectives are to encourage women to challenge themselves through climbing mountains and to raise fund and awareness for other women.

Please help support the IWD Kilimanjaro Challenge’s fundraising effort by making a donation . Your contribution will go a long way for the girls in Project Pari.

Donation can be made online to :
“Donate to Programme” , “Ace Adventure IWD Challenge 2015 for Project Pari” at this SGGives website link :

https://www.sggives.org/SGGives_P_CharityDetails.aspx?CharityID=599dfbc0-1ed8-4607-9629-3d0a7b384b8d

Cheque donation can be made to:

Zonta Singapore – Project Pari Fund

Sent cheque to:

The Treasurer

Zonta Singapore – Project Pari Fund

c/o SCWO

96 Waterloo Street

Singapore 187967

For more information on Project Pari:
www.zonta-singapore.org/service-projects.html

For more information on Ace Adventure IWD Challenge:

https://www.facebook.com/aaeiwdkiliexp