What we're about

Ace Adventure is an adventure outfitter based in Singapore. Founded in 1999, Ace Adventure has become the benchmark of quality in the adventure community. We have established a good reputation in organizing and leading mountain climbing expeditions to the Himalayas, the Seven Summits, all around Asia and beyond.

We understand that being a leading adventure outfitter, it is important to offer quality services beyond arranging for reliable ground support. We're with you in every step of the journey starting from planning to post trip. The aim is to help each individual make informed decisions, prepare well and gain better knowledge about the great outdoors and oneself with each climb/trek. Not forgetting to have a good time and make new friends too!

It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned trekker/climber or first timer, you can pick a trek/climb which meet your experience and goals.

To help you with your initial planning, we have classified and graded our treks/climbs .

An example : Mt Kilimanjaro = Peak Climbing / Grade 2C

Refer to Types of Adventure (http://aceadventure.org/mountaineering/)and Trek/Climb Grading (http://aceadventure.org/trip-grading/).

We organized 3 types of treks/climbs:

(1) Treks/climbs with a team leader under our Mountain Climbing Challenge (http://aceadventure.org/annual-climbing-challenges/)events. These are mainly the more challenging climbs such as those involving multi-peaks, extreme altitude and cold weather, self supported camping or ice & snow terrain.

(2) Open group scheduled treks/climbs (http://aceadventure.org/expedition-calendar-2/expedition-free-independent-group/) by us & our local partners

(3) private group treks/climbs (groups of friends, corporate groups and schools)

Mountain Climbing Challenge:

To promote mountain climbing and to encourage people to challenge themselves physically and mentally, we have initiated and introduced a few annual climbing events into our calendar. They are :

- Women On Mountains (http://aceadventure.com.sg/programme/women-on-mountains)

- Twin Peaks Challenge (http://aceadventure.com.sg/programme/iwd-kilimanjaro-2016)

- Ice and Snow Peak Challenge (http://aceadventure.com.sg/programme/iwd-kilimanjaro-2016)

More Than A Trek - Charity Initiative

More Than A Trek (http://aceadventure.com.sg/programme/more-than-a-trek-charity-initatives) is our 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. To date, we have such initiatives in Nepal, Indonesia and Singapore.

Pre-Trek Support

Whichever trek/climb you choose to join, the pre-trek/climb support we provide are by our staff who have years of experience in treks/climbs and been to the respective destination. We cover :

• Trek briefing

• Gear and equipment preparation

• Gear discount from local outdoor outfitters

• Physical training preparation

• Trek information kit

• Rope workshop (for climbs that require rope up/fixed rope)

As much as possible, we match the package rates to that of our local partners’ for open group scheduled treks/climbs and private groups. There’s NO up selling.

Join us in our up coming treks/climbs or contact us to have a chat on your plans for your next trek/climb.

Ace Adventure Expeditions Team
email : contact@aceadventure.com.sg

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Upcoming events (5+)

Yushan(Jade Mountain) 3952m - Taiwan's Tallest Mountain 21-24 April 2019

We are forming the teams for our Yushan trek for the up coming spring climbing season in 2019. Permits need to be applied 4 months in advance. For those who wish to join our 21-24 April 2019 team, please register by 11 Dec 2018. Other dates for our Yushan trek in 2019: 19-22 May (register by 9 Jan 2019) 20-23 Oct (register by 11 Jun 2019) 17-20 Nov (register b7 Jul 2019) For those who wish to climb Xuehsan (Snow Mountain/3886m) too in one trip with Yushan, we have scheduled Xueshan back to back with Yushan Xueshan's Package details: http://aceadventure.com.sg/events/snow-mountain-xueshan About Jade Mountain (Yushan) The island of Taiwan has more than 100 mountains exceeding 3000m with the highest being Yushan(3952m) and 2nd highest being Xueshan(3886m). Both peaks are part of the famous "Top 100 Peaks of Taiwan" (台灣百岳). Yushan is also known to be the 4th highest mountain on an island and highest point on the Tropic of Cancer. Yushan is sometimes climbed together with Mt Kinabalu in Malaysia and Mt Fuji in Japan by trekkers to collect the special "Asian Trilogy" experience. Yushan has 5 peaks, namely North, South, East, West and Main, and can be accessed from Tatajia or Dongpu. Our 2 days trek is from Tatajia to the Main Peak and back to Tatajia. The total distance from the start point at Tatajia Saddle (2610m) to the Main Peak (3952m) is 10.2km. We will spend one night at Paiyun Hut (3460m/8.5km). At pre-dawn, the next morning, we will climb another 2.6km from the hut to the Main Peak to catch the sunrise view. This last 2.4km to the Main Peak can be a bit of a scramble on rocks with strong wind, especially at the last stretch, famously known as the wind tunnel. After catching the sunrise and descend to Paiyun for a quick brunch and retrace the route back to the start point of the trek at Tatajia Saddle. Package details: Duration : 4 days Group Size : 6-12 people Trek fee : $550 per person Register By : 11 Dec 2018 Grading : 2B Itinerary D1: Spore - Taipei (Taoyuan Int’l Airport). Transfer to Donpu (1200m). (D) D2: Transfer to Tatajia Visitors’ Center (2610m). Start trek to Tatajia Saddle (2610m) → Paiyun Lodge (3460m/8.5km). (B/L/D) D3: Paiyun Lodge → Yushan Peak (3952m/2.4km) → Paiyun→Tatajia Saddle. Transfer to Taipei. (B/L/D) Day 4: Depart Taipei. (B) Inclusions Return airport transfers in Taipei All land transfers as in itinerary Meals as indicated in itinerary Twin/Triple sharing room in Taipei and Dongpu Mountain hut - dormitory beds Camping equipment: Sleeping bag; snow-cleats (if needed) Trek support: Trekking guide Permits & Fees: Conservation, National Park fees and permit Taiwan insurance on rescue fee by land transfer. Helicopter evacuation is handled by the states. Exclusions Int'l air tickets Visa Fee (if any) Single Supplement Meals not indicated in itinerary All tipping Climbing certificate Personal porters Personal travel insurance (mandatory to cover travel agent insolvency and trekking up to 4000m) Personal expenses like shopping, laundry etc Personal travel & trekking gear – warm clothing, shoes, backpacks etc Compensation for damaged or lost of personal items (eg: climbing/trekking gear and equipment, cameras and any valuable items etc) Emergency evacuation and medical expenses Any expenses including accommodation, meals & transfer outside the stipulated trek/climb itinerary – i.e. any person leaving the group for personal travel, illness/injury or any form of extension of stay Support from Ace Adventure Expeditions We provide pre-trip support to prepare you for the climb: 1. Trip briefing and information kit 2. Gear list and gear discount from selected Singapore outdoor outfitters 3. Training guideline kit 4. Rope skill workshop (For climbs that require rope up and/or fixed rope skill) We carefully select and establish strong working relationship with our local trek operator to ensure safe participation by everyone. Our local climbing guides have extensive experience in guiding treks in Taiwan, possess intimate knowledge of the local surroundings, conditions and culture and are trained in wilderness 1st aid and emergency rescue. How to sign up Register via our website: http://aceadventure.com.sg/sign-up Email: [masked] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aceadv/

JiaMing Lake - Angel's Tear (3310m) (28 Apr-2 May 2019)

Jiaming Lake (嘉明湖), located in Haiduan Township (海端鄉), Taitung County, is the second highest lake in Taiwan. It is a renowned alpine lake, which is referred as "Angel's Teardrop" due to the deep sapphire and shape of the lake. Due to increase popularity, the permits to trek Jiaming Lake is now by ballot and can only be applied 30 days in advance. About The Trek We will start the trip in Hualien, do a 3 days trek and end the trip in Taipei. Jia Ming Lake trek is a 13km trail from Siangyang Forest Recreation Area to the lake and covers 2 of the 'top 100' peaks in Taiwan - Mt Siangyang (3602m) and Mt Sancha (3496m). Like Yushan and Xueshan, the Jia Ming Lake's trail is clear and well marked. The route begins in a pine and hemlock forest in the lower terrain. As you ascend beyond Siangyang Cabin, the forested area soon open up to become a ridge line of rolling hills filled with rhododendron bushes and wind-twisted alpine juniper all the way to Jia Ming Lake Cabin. From Jiaming Lake Cabin to the lake, the trail runs along the lower edge of a ridge skirting a chain of rugged peaks. The lake itself is down from Mt Sancha (Sānchā Shān; 3496m) in an open area. Experience Required Good to have below 3000m trekking experience. You will be trekking for three days from the trail head to the summit with a 5-6kg backpack load. Day 2 is a long day of around 10 hours. At times, when there is a dry spell and water is not available in the mountain huts, you will be expected to carry drinking water for the trek, which can increase the backpack load to 8-10kg. Though hiring of porters is possible, the cost is high (about S$200/day). Therefore, it is more realistic to train and be prepared to carry your own load. Package details: Duration: 5D/4N Trek Grade: 2B (http://aceadventure.com.sg/grading) Package Fee: $790 per pax (6-16 pax) Register by: 18 Mar 2019 Itinerary: Day 1 : Arrive Taipei. Transfer to Hualien (4 hours drive) (D) Day 2 : Transfer to Jiaminghu Trailhead (2370m) - trek to Siangyang Cabin (2850m) (B/L/D) Day 3: Trek to Mt Sancha Peak (3496m) via Jiaming Hut - Jiaminghu (3310m) - Jiaminghu Hut (3350m). (B/L/D) Day 4: Descend to trailhead. Transfer to Taipei (7 hours drive) (B/L/D) Day 5: Depart Taipei (B) Inclusions One way airport transfer to Hualian One way airport transfer from Taipei All land transfers as indicated in itinerary Meals as indicated in itinerary Boiled drinking water during trek Accommodation: Twin/Triple sharing in Hualian and Taipei, dormitory bunk beds in mountain lodges Camping equipment: Sleeping bag Trek support: Trekking guide Permits & Fees: Conservation, National Park fees and permit Taiwan insurance on rescue fee by land transfer. Helicopter evacuation is handled by the states. Exclusions International air tickets, airline taxes and fuel surcharge Visa Fee (if any). Single Supplement Meals not indicated in itinerary All tipping Personal porters Personal travel insurance (mandatory to cover travel agent insolvency and trekking up to 4000m) Personal expenses like shopping, laundry etc Personal travel & trekking gear – warm clothing, shoes, backpacks etc Compensation for damaged or lost of personal items (eg: climbing/trekking gear and equipment, cameras and any valuable items etc) Emergency evacuation and medical expenses Any expenses including accommodation, meals & transfer outside the stipulated trek/climb itinerary – i.e. any person leaving the group for personal travel, illness/injury or any form of extension of stay We provide pre-trip support to prepare you for the climb: 1. Trip briefing and information kit 2. Gear list and gear discount from selected Singapore outdoor outfitters 3. Training guideline kit 4. Rope skill workshop (For climbs that require rope up and/or fixed rope skill) We carefully select and establish strong working relationship with our local trek operator to ensure safe participation by everyone. Our local climbing guides have extensive experience in guiding treks in Taiwan, possess intimate knowledge of the local surroundings, conditions and culture and are trained in wilderness 1st aid and emergency rescue. How to Sign Up : Fill up tour online form and Make payment of $790 via our website: http://aceadventure.com.sg/sign-up Website: www.aceadventure.com.sg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aceadv/ Email: [masked]

Run The Silk Road Marathon-Kyrgyzstan (1609m) (7-13 May 2019)

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. The race, which is held in May each year, is dedicated to the memory of Satymkul Dzhumanazarov – a Soviet marathon runner from Kyrgyzstan, who took his place as a bronze medalist, on the podium of the Olympic marathon in 1980. Issyk-Kul Lake, a protected marshland and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is an endorheic lake, the tenth largest lake in the world by volume 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. Aside from the protected marshlands, the lake is also surrounded by two mountain ranges - Ala-Too (sunny) Mountains to the north and to the south the Terskey (shady) Ala-Too Mountains.Issyk-Kul was a popular stop on the Silk Road. The Silk Road or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction originally through regions of Eurasia connecting the East and West and stretching from the Korean peninsula and Japan to the Mediterranean Sea. The 8th international marathon of Kyrgyzstan - Run The Silk Road will be held on 11 May 2019 The Importance of Acclimatization Issyk-Kul Lake is located at 1609m. We take a slow approach to arrive at the lake with sight-seeing tour built into the itinerary for acclimatization. Bonus Inclusions: (1) Complimentary Group Training Sessions with Running Coach, Liew Wei Yong (Voted by Run Society as ine of the best 16 running coaches in Singapore) The 3 group training sessions will be held in the 1st 3 weeks of March 2019 and consist of: • Principal of Training and Gait Analysis • Fitness Assessment plus Stength & Conditioning • Hill training session at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (2) Discount Vouchers (Valid till June 2019) - New Balance Singapore: Up to 25% storewide discount. - Julbo: Up to 20% discount. Valid till June 2019 Package Details Date: 7-13 May 2019 Duration: 7 days Trek fee: $1020 per person (6 people) Itinerary D1: Arrive Bishkek (-/-/D) D2: Bishkek – Bokonbaev Village. En route visit the UNESCO site of Burana Tower near Tokmok town and have a short tour of Tokmok. B/L/D D3: Bokonbaev Village – Djeti Oguz Gorge - Karakol town with en-route stops at Fairy Tale Canyon (Skazka) and Djeti Oguz Gorge. B/L/D D4: Karakol – Cholpon Ata Town. B/L/D D5: Race day B/L/D D6: Cholpon Ata Town-Bishkek. B/L/D D7: Depart Bishkek (B/-/-) Inclusions Return airport transfer in Bishkek All land transfer as indicated in itinerary Sight-seeing tour as indicated in itinerary English-speaking guide Twin/Trip sharing accommodation Meals as indicated in itinerary Full/half marathon/10km race registration fee, race pack, race t-shirt and souvenir medal Exclusions International airline taxes and fuel surcharge Visa Fee (If needed) Single Supplement Entrance fees to sight-seeing places like monasteries etc All beverages except boiled drinking water during trek Meals not indicated in itinerary All tipping Personal porters Personal travel insurance (mandatory to cover agent insolvency and race ) Personal expenses like shopping, laundry etc Personal travel & trekking gear Emergency evacuation and medical expenses Compensation for damaged or lost of personal items (eg: travel gear, cameras and any valuable items etc) Any expenses including accommodation, meals & transfer outside the stipulated itinerary – i.e. any person leaving the group for personal travel, illness/injury or any form of extension of stay How to sign up Complete our online form and make a deposit payment of $500 at: http://aceadventure.com.sg/sign-up Website: www.aceadventure.com.sg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aceadv/ Email: [masked]

Trek & Run - Druk Path Trek with Thunder Dragon Marathon (19-27 May 2019)

Our new series of trek and run packages in Bhutan ! We honored to be the Singapore partner of the Thunder Dragon Marathon. The 6th edition race day is on 26 May 2019. The Thunder Dragon Marathon is one of the world’s most exclusive marathons. The race route is through the beautiful Paro Valley. Runners will get to see fantastic mountain scenery and iconic landmarks, such as the Tigers Taktsang Monastery (also known as Tigers Nest), Paro Dzong and many religious Chorten (shrines). It is truly an unique and memorable race filled with mountain and cultural experience. The Importance of Acclimatization - Thunder Dragon Marathon Packages: Bhutan's valleys are mostly just under 2500m and mountain passes are generally above 3000m. The total height gain on the marathon is 995m and for the half 450m. The altitude at the start point is 2400m and the lowest point, in Paro Town, is 2200m. It is, therefore, paramount to arrive a few days earlier than the race day to acclimatize to the high altitude. One of the best approaches to acclimatization is keep active and Bhutan has some of the best trekking in the world. We highly recommend an easy trek through the scenic lower part of the Himalayas mountains ahead of the run. Trek & run Bhutan ! 9D Druk (Dragon) Path Trek with Marathon 12D Jomolhari Loop/Yaska Trek with Marathon If you have more time to spare, you can also consider a trek in Nepal before the marathon. We can customize the itinerary for you. For those who cannot afford so many days but would still like to join the marathon, these are 2 more options: 7D Day Hikes with Marathon 5D Bhutan Weekend with Marathon Participants have the options to join these races: Full Marathon -[masked]km 26.2m Half Marathon - 21.1km 13.1m The cut off time for the Marathon is 8 hours but has some flexibility depending upon the weather conditions. There is no cut off time for the Half Marathon. All Runners who do not achieve the cut off will be picked up and driven to the finish line. We are collaborating with a running coach and several running gear outfitters, to help you to be better prepared and get ready for the race from fitness to running outfit! (1) Complimentary Group Training Sessions with Running Coach, Liew Wei Yong Voted by Run Society as ine of the best 16 running coaches in Singapore, Liew Wei Yong is certified in everything from sports management to personality/behavioural assessment, she's been training runners for 15+ years while competing in killer marathons like the Elite Ultra, Gobi and Sahara Desert runs. She is also overseeing training for the Four Seasons Hotel, HP, SWEAT and NTUC running groups, this feisty trainer always finishes marathons in the top 16 and prides herself on a Women's Endurance first place at the 2015 Sports Hub Stepper Challenge. The 3 group training sessions will consist of: • Principal of Training and Gait Analysis • Fitness Assessment plus Stength & Conditioning • Hill training session at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (2) Discount Vouchers from various running gear outfitters - New Balance Singapore: Up to 25% storewide discount. Valid till June 2019 - Julbo: Up to 20% discount. Valid till June 2019 Visit our website to find out more about Druk Path Trek and Thunder Dragon Marathon, the packages and how to sign up: http://aceadventure.com.sg/events/bhutan-thunder-dragon-marathon

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