15th January 2019 07:30
Death-defying British adventurer Ash Dykes has today reached safety at the halfway point of his mammoth world first expedition, having faced immense threats to his safety whilst attempting to walk the entire length of China’s Yangtze River in just a year.
13th November 2018 13:15
Ash is excited to report that he arrived at his second major milestone during Mission Yangtze over the weekend, as he attempts to create history with a third world-first record, this time walking the entire 4,000 mile length of the Yangtze river in China.
3rd September 2018 17:00
Ash has reached the first major bend in the river, its southernmost point, where it takes a sharp 90 degree turn and flows to the northeast in the province of Yunnan, the third province Ash has entered, having previously trekked through Qinghai and Sichuan, and has noticed some environmental surprises as he makes his way along the river.
Due to an unexpected drama Ash has had to cover an extra 40 miles of terrain that he had previously walked - but is back on track, safe and well, and making good progress.
30th August 2018 09:00
Ash’s world record-setting #MissionYangtze promises to be one of the most digitally engaging expeditions in history and today we’re helping deliver on that promise by launching a Live Tracker on Ash’s website so you can see where he is in real-time.
17th August 2018 15:00
HEARTBREAK for Ash as he's forced to return back to Zadou, Qinghai after a series of setbacks to #MissionYangtze threatens expedition abortion.
20th July 2018 14:00
I’m still in Dali, there has been a slight delay, nothing major, but it’s holding me back slightly.
5th July 2018 10:45
I anticipate I can move on to the next city (Yushu), within the next week and then hopefully start the expedition towards the end of this month or beginning of next month.
Mission Yangtze 2018 is officially kicked off in Shanghai
8th June 2018 16:45
Ash today signed a partnership agreement with Kailas, the biggest outdoor, technical clothing and equipment company in China, and a mainstream brand throughout Asia.
5th June 2018 17:47
Before heading to China for Mission Yangtze, his most challenging expedition to date, Ash took the opportunity to spend a day in North Wales with team members from his newest partnership - Zip World.
1st June 2018 16:10
Zip World, creators of the world’s fastest zip line, Velocity 2, are a match made in heaven for Ash due to their shared ethos and values, total commitment to adventure and strong determination to promote Wales as an international adventure travel destination.
Find out how Ash got on riding Velocity 2, the longest Zip Line in Europe - and the world's fastest.
This is it guys - I’m about to fly to China for final preps before starting the expedition one month from now!