1st April 2019 15:30
A 155 day Mission of 1,600 miles, becoming the first person to trek the entire length of Madagascar’s interior, whilst summiting the eight highest mountains along the way.
22nd March 2019 15:20
When originally mapping the route and planning the mission, Yibin seemed such a huge distance away, that I remember not really planning Panzhihua to Yibin in much detail, believing it wouldn't be too difficult. I was wrong and although no way near as tough as the first couple of months, it still had its challenges and this section took me an extra two weeks longer than anticipated.
22nd January 2019 14:00
I’ve had many people ask me what the food is like over here, so I’ve put together a small blog describing the varied foods that I’ve come across so far.
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.
23rd December 2018 17:30
Ash shares a rare and deeply honest glimpse into the behind-the-scenes work that goes into Mission Yangtze as he reflects on 2018 and being away from home for Christmas. In the spirit of a true world-first adventurer and pioneer, he also has his sights and his determination firmly set on what lies ahead in 2019: the successful completion of his expedition!
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.
14th October 2018 22:00
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 has never felt stronger or more determined as he smashes through Yushu onto chapter 2 of #MissionYangtze.
7th September 2018 14:15
With #MissionYangtze well and truly underway, Ash is relying heavily on his survival instincts to cope with the physical and mental day-to-day challenges he’s facing. Ash calls those natural survival instincts his ‘wild side’ - a mental state that allows him to become comfortable with the uncomfortable and stay calm when in danger.
3rd September 2018 17:00
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.