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#MissionYangtze Officially Begins

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#MissionYangtze is officially underway! Ash has started his world record-breaking adventure travelling 4,000 miles on foot along the length of the Yangtze river.

A cornerstone of Ash’s expedition is the one thing you wouldn’t expect

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While on Mission Yangtze Ash needs to plan every little detail and be prepared for all scenarios to help him achieve his goal. One unexpected detail comes in the form of personal hygiene and specifically shaving. Staying on top of facial growth is important for both psychological and health reasons and is a good example of how being disciplined in every area will help Ash during his expedition.

Ash Dykes: Final Prep

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I’m still in Dali, there has been a slight delay, nothing major, but it’s holding me back slightly.
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.

First Look at Ash’s Kit for Mission Yangtze

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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.

Why time is of the essence for Ash

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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.

Meet Ash's new adventure partner

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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.

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.

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