28th November 2019 21:00
Mandarin films and Ash were called in, to showcase the diversity of Sichuan province, AKA “the land of abundance”.
6th November 2019 23:00
This saw them filming in locations from Daocheng Yading, with mountain peaks rocketing above 6,000 metres. To Leshan, where the largest stone Buddha statue in the world is located.
Ash received an honorary credential on his most recent trip to China, by Shanghai Media Group. The credential was due to Ash’ positive promotions of sustainability and environmental awareness among the course of Mission Yangtze.
18th October 2019 09:00
Ash has flown back to China, only two weeks after his three-week speaking tour across Asia for the International Dulwich Colleges.
10th October 2019 09:00
This time it’s to present at the prestigious TEDx Talk in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
What a rollercoaster of complete and utter awesomeness it’s been, since completing Mission Yangtze!
18th August 2019 20:00
I’ve not really had much time to sit back and reflect, but I’m cool with that, as I’d much prefer to keep busy and continue the ball rolling with many events, activities and plans.
Ash Dykes (28) crossed the finish line in Shanghai 08.30am BST, having traversed Yangtze River in China in what is his third world first at 24 traversed 1,500-mile length of Mongolia, with 18 stone survival trailer, solo and unsupported, in just 78 days.
12th August 2019 13:00
Today marks the day dual world-first record holder, adventurer and extreme explorer Ash Dykes crosses the finish line on his latest, 350-day 4,000-mile outing where he's taken over 8 million steps to walk into achieving his third world-first record.
22nd July 2019 13:00
It is anticipated, that if all continues to go well, Ash will cross the finish line, where the Yangtze River meets the East China Sea, near Shanghai, on August 8th 2019.
18th July 2019 00:25
It feels surreal to be this close to finishing.
12th July 2019 12:30
There has been so much energy, effort, time, blood, sweat and fear put not only into the one year of undergoing the expedition but also two years beforehand, for the planning, training and logistics.
Myself and Mandarin Films China-based production team creating the Mission Yangtze documentary), head to the Wudang Mountains, to learn and film further Kung-Fu training.
30th June 2019 18:00
After an exciting chapter, where Ash pushed on from Chongqing, through to Wanzhou, Fengjie, Yichang, Yueyang, he now reaches Wuhan (one of China’s megacities, known as one of the furnace cities, as temperatures can reach 40DC, plus humidity on top).