Ash Dykes
Adventurer / Extreme Athlete

Home Country: United Kingdom

Ash Dykes became the first person to walk across Mongolia solo and unsupported in 2014. He achieved a distance of over 1,500 miles in 78 days, carrying everything he needed in order to survive. In 2016, he broke another world record by becoming the first person to walk through Madagascar, whilst summiting the highest mountains. The 1,600 miles took him 155 days to complete and forced him to use up all his physical and mental reserves when he contracted the deadliest form of Malaria.

From 26th August 2018 to 12th August 2019, Ash Dykes’ expedition took him along the Yangtze River. After walking for nearly a year and taking over 8 million steps, he became the first in recorded history to walk the 4,000 miles of the Yangtze River, from the freezing temperatures of the Jianggendiru Glacier on the Tibetan Plateau to the more tropical environment of its delta near Shanghai. The 1-year expedition was set to be highly intense, and it was.

Exploits :

* First recorded person to walk the entire length of the Yangtze River (4000 miles – 352 days).

* First recorded person to traverse Madagascar’s length, through its interior taking on eight of the highest mountains on the fourth largest island in the world, trekking 1,600 miles in 155 days (2016).

* First recorded person to complete a solo & unsupported walk across Mongolia (2014).

* Cycling Cambodia & the length of Vietnam (1130 miles – 15 days, on £10 bikes). 

* Trekking the Himalayas in North India.

* Cycling a part of Australia (700 miles – 13 days).

* Escaping the outback’s of Australia after a nasty break down in the wild.

* He learnt how to survive in the jungle with a Burmese Hill Tribe.

* Cycled the length of Britain for charity (985 miles – 7days). 

* Walked 200 miles across Wales in the dead of winter.

* Trekked alone through the Alps during winter & was just missed by a landslide.

* Worked as a scuba diving instructor for two years in Thailand.

* Trained & competed against the locals, in the local martial art of Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing).

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