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.
30th August 2018 09:00
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.
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.
26th August 2018 10:38
Ash has now officially made it to the source of the Yangtze river on his second attempt and is beginning his world-first, 4,000 mile #MissionYangtze expedition. He's returned with a stronger support crew and his trusty horse, Caster Troy, ready to take on the first and most dangerous 200 miles of terrain as they head towards mountain village Qumarleb over the next 2-3 weeks.
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.
9th July 2018 13:02
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.
As Ash puts the finishing touches on his preparations for Mission Yangtze, he has selected essential gear from Kailas's latest collection to give him the best quality clothing and equipment for the adventure ahead. Ash has equipped himself with a range of durable, comfortable clothing and essential equipment from Kailas, the biggest brand of its type throughout China and a hugely popular outdoor brand throughout all of Asia, to ensure that he achieves success.
5th July 2018 10:45
Mission Yangtze 2018 is officially kicked off in Shanghai
27th June 2018 19:00
Ash is in China and on the final countdown to starting his Mission Yangtze expedition. Find out why time management will be critical to his success over the next year and how, armed with the best tools and technology, he can overcome some of the challenges he will face.
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.
28th April 2018 16:15
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.
Ash Dykes heads to China ahead of groundbreaking world first along the Yangtze