Ash Dykes

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– Personal Life:
– Dykes grew up in Old Colwyn, Wales.
– Attended Ysgol Bryn Elian in the same town.

– Career:
– Worked as a lifeguard to fund his first trip to China.
– Completed a solo trek across Mongolia in 2014.
– Finished a trek across Madagascar in 2015.
– Contracted the deadliest strain of malaria during his adventures.
– Became a special ambassador for Malaria No More UK.

– Awards:
– Won the 2016 Welsh Adventurer of the Year Award.
– Named the seventh-coolest person in Wales.
– Described as one of the world’s most fearless outdoor men by FHM magazine.

– References:
– Ash Dykes prepared for a final expedition in China.
– Started a world record mission down the Yangtze River.
– First person to complete a 4,000-mile Yangtze trek.
– Partnered with Lord for an extreme adventure.
– Broke a record with a solo Mongolian trek.

– Book:
– Recounted his adventures in Mongolia and Madagascar in “Mission Possible: A Decade of Living Dangerously.”
– Published by Eye Books in 2017.

Ash Dykes (Wikipedia)

Ashley Philip Dykes is a Welsh adventurer and extreme athlete. He achieved two official world-first records, trekking across Mongolia and Madagascar, before the age of 25. In August 2019, he achieved his third official record, becoming the first person to walk along the full 4,000-mile (6,400-kilometre) course of the Yangtze, the longest river in Asia.

Ash Dykes
Ashley Philip Dykes
Occupation(s)Adventurer, extreme athlete
Years active2007–present
Known forThree world-first records for trekking across Mongolia , Madagascar and The Yangtze River
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