Ashley Philip Dykes is a Welsh adventurer and extreme athlete. He achieved two world-first records, trekking across Mongolia and Madagascar.
Ash Dykes is a Welsh adventurer and extreme athlete. He achieved three world-first records, trekking across Mongolia, Madagascar, and the course of the Yangtze River.
Today I talk with Ash Dykes; British explorer, two-time world first record holder, and the author of Mission Possible: A Decade of Living Dangerously. In this episode Ash talks about some of his early travel experiences. Which include training and competing as a Muay Thai fighter in Thailand, as well as working as a scuba diving instructor around the same time. He also shares the incredible story of how he made it into the record books by completing two world firsts. He was the first person to walk the entire length of Mongolia, and he did it solo and unsupported. And he was the first person to walk the entire length of Madagascar's interior, and he climbed to the summit of the country's eight highest peaks along the way. Each expedition came with many challenges and dangers. Some that almost cost Ash his life. Though through proper preparation, a strong mindset, and a willingness to never give up, he successfully completed both expeditions. And now he is about to set off on his greatest expedition yet... walking the entire length of the Yangtze River in China. A distance of approximately 4,000 miles and it will take him about an entire year to complete! Along with this, Ash also shares his insight on how putting yourself in uncomfortable situations helps you grow as person, why you should be prepared for worst-case scenarios, and how humans are far more capable than what many might believe. This was an incredible conversation, one that I got loads of tremendous value from, and I know you all will too! Connect with Ash Website: https://www.ashdykes.com/ Book: https://www.ashdykes.com/book Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AshDykesOfficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ash_dykes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshDykes YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCholW9FU8n9pCE_3OK6t2Lw
This weeks special guest is one of the best British explorers around at present that goes from strength to strength each year. With two world firsts already to his name, Ash Dykes talks to us about his latest expedition where he heads to China to set a new world first where he will attempt to walk on foot the longest river in the world to flow through a single country, this will take him a year to complete!
In February 2016, 25-year-old Ash Dykes became the first person to traverse the length of Madagascar through its interior. It was an adventure spanning 155 days and 1,600 miles during which Ash summited eight of the highest mountains on the island. Madagascar’s land area is roughly 2.5 times larger than the UK and provides plenty […] The post Trekking Madagascar with Ash Dykes : TPZ 109 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Nov 1st, 1990
Location
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
5 hours, 34 minutes