Registration for Adventure Trail Challenge 2016 is now open! [AY2015/16]

Adventure Trail Challenge is an annual adventure racing competition organised by our ATC subcommittee. Race from dawn to dusk, an all in one experience that includes everything from cycling to Kayaking to rock climbing and more!

REGISTRATION opens on 2 February! Sign up via http://goo.gl/forms/yqMd9qvLvH or visit our trip booth on 11 February at NTU linkway near Coffee Bean.

*Early bird special ends on 3 April*

So sign up now & join us for an electrifying experience!!

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Upcoming Trips for Semester 2 Recess Week [AY15/16]

[Trip Booths: 2, 11 February  2016 at NTU, Linkway near Coffee Bean]

Hello Adventurers! For this semester recess week, we are going:

Lata  Berembun, Malaysia [27 February – 1 March 2016]

Lata Berembun is located 13km from Kampung Sungei Klau, in the state of Pahang (West Malaysia), positioned almost 1000m above sea level and halfway up the slopes of the massive 2000m high Gunung Benom.

Lata Berembun is a picturesque waterfall ideal for camping and even picnics. It is only accessible by 4×4 wheel drive that will take you past verdant fruit orchards and plantations growing guavas, durian and cocoa.

Lata Berembun consists of 3 waterfalls; 1 waterfall which overlooks the campsite, 1 mini waterfall and 1 main waterfall.

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Mount Ophir, Malaysia [27 – 28 February 2016]

Mount Ophir, or more commonly known by its Malay name, Gunung Ledang, is a mountain situated in the Gunung Ledang National Park located in Ledang District (northwestern Johor), Malaysia. The summit is located between the border of Muar and Malacca. Standing at 1,276 m (4,186 ft), with a clear trail leading to the peak, the mountain is a popular destination among amateur climbers. Mount Ophir is also the 64th highest mountain in Malaysia and arguably the most climbed mountain in the country.

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Mount Bromo & Ijen, Indonesia [2 – 4 March 2016]

Mount Bromo
Mount Bromo (Indonesian: Gunung Bromo), is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 metres (7,641 ft) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known. The massive area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. Sulfur is collected from inside the caldera by workers. Mount Bromo sits in the middle of a vast plain called the “Sea of Sand” (Javanese: Segara Wedi or Indonesian: Lautan Pasir), a protected nature reserve since 1919. The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang. From there it is possible to walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes, but it is also possible to take an organised jeep tour, which includes a stop at the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 m or 9,088 ft) (Indonesian: Gunung Penanjakan). The viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan can also be reached on foot in about two hours.

Ijen Crater
The Ijen volcano complex is a group of stratovolcanoes in the Banyuwangi Regency of East Java, Indonesia. It is inside a larger caldera Ijen, which is about 20 kilometers wide. The Gunung Merapi stratovolcano is the highest point of that complex. The name “Gunung Merapi” means “mountain of fire” in the Indonesian language (api being “fire”); Mount Merapi in central Java and Marapi in Sumatra have the same etymology.
Since National Geographic mentioned the electric-blue flame of Ijen, tourist numbers increased. The phenomenon has occurred for a long time, but beforehand there was no midnight hiking. A two-hour hike is required to reach the rim of the crater, followed by a 45-minute hike down to the bank of the crater. The blue fire is ignited sulphuric gas, which emerges from cracks at temperatures up to 600 degrees Celsius (1,112 degrees Fahrenheit).

The flames can be up to 5 meters (16 feet) high; some of the gas condenses to liquid and is still ignited. It is the largest blue flame area in the world and local people refer to it as ‘Blue Fire’.

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Gunung Bujang Melaka & Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia [1 – 4 March 2016]

Mount Bujang Melaka is an oval-shaped hill located within the areas of the Kinta Valley. With a soaring height of about 1230 metres above sea level, this ‘mountain range’ is best viewed from Kampar and its immediate areas. In fact, it dominates the eastern skies of Kampar, and is the familiar backdrop of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Perak campus.

There is a small tarmac road leading to a settlement halfway up the mountain, before hiking trails take over amidst dense jungle. Since 2013, the Perak International Mount Bujang Melaka Challenge was held here where runners have the opportunity to make their way up the mountain, and even to its very top. Those who have been to the top have reported sightings of montane forests at the peak; and that views over the lands below near the trig station were limited.

** The revised price is:

$190 (M) $195 (NM)

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How to sign up:

We will be having our trip booths in NTU on from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on 2 and 11 February  2016 at the linkway near Coffee Bean.

Some things to take note:

The prices stated on the posters are only applicable to NTU students only. External participants are subjected to a slightly higher price.

* Please come with your deposit when you sign up!

 

Other Important information:

* You are able to purchase our ODAC tee at $8 for members and $13 for non members at our booths

* We will be having our deuter sales this February!

Grab all your camping necessities using the link below by 2 February 2016 and enjoy up to 40% off in this sale exclusive to NTU ODAC.
See it. Pick it. Deut it!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VArZErJ7ruXPk1cv4fiLpu6-QiNcBYNPi9x7MdnlL9E/viewform?usp=send_form

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Leap Rider: 72 km Cycling Event

For this leap day, Adsp9rts is organizing a 72 km night cycling event. We will cycling a round route from the east to the city and back! As the slots are limited, do sign up early with us to avoid disappointment!

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See you there!

Mount Pulag Trip [AY2015/16]

[1 -7 January 2016]

On 1 January 2016, Tr9k was already on its way to for their first overseas expedition of the year. They scaled Mount Pulag in Philippines over the course of 3 days and 2 nights.
Standing at 2922 meters above sea level, Mount Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon, the third highest in the Philippines. One of the most well-maintained “premier” national parks in the country, it is home of the nation’s rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.

For the remaining days of their trip, they returned back to the bustling capital of Philippines, Manila for some good recreation time they well deserved!

Their next trek trip will be to Gunung Bujang Melaka and Gopeng, Perak from 1 – 4 March 2016. Check out our trip booths on 2 and 11 February at the North Spine Linkway for more details!

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Campout 2016 [AY15/16]

[16 – 17 January 2016]

We recently held our 2D1N Campout event at Pulau Hantu. For the second year running, this year’s Campout is jointly organised by FOOT’16 and Tr9k. Despite its intimidating name, Pulau Hantu is a beautiful and idyllic getaway for many. It is actually made up of two islets: Hantu Besar and Hantu Kecil. The island still preserves a rich variety of marine life which is an eye opener for city dwellers like us.

To get the different subcommittee members to know one another, the subcommers are grouped into Da Bao, Dou Shao Bao, Nai Huang Bao and Xiao Long Bao which are the names of the different steamed buns. The groups played a round of station games before coming together for a fun and showery mass game.

After that, some of the subcommers had a go at the jetty jump before beginning our traditional outdoor cooking for dinner.

It is definitely the best way to spend the first weekend of the new semester!

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