Ash Dykes from Wales became at the age of 23 the first person to walk solo and unsupported across Mongolia, having trekked over the Altai Mountains, the Gobi Desert and the Mongolian Steppe. At 25, he traversed the length of Madagascar via its eight highest peaks, and in spite of contracting a deadly strain of malaria, he achieved another ‘world first’ that people had said was impossible.

Winner of the UK Adventurer of the Year award, his exploits have been featured in Esquire, The Times, Forbes, The Guardian and Mail Online as well as on BBC World News, ITV, Channel 5 and the Discovery Channel. MISSION POSSIBLE (Eye Books UK; Shanghai Joint Publishing, China) reveals how a young man from an ordinary background transformed himself into an adventurer and extreme athlete.

In August 2018 he began an attempt to walk the entire length of the Yangtze River solo.


MISSION POSSIBLE: a Decade of Living Dangerously (2017)

‘not your typical adventurer’ – The Independent

‘One of the world’s most fearless outdoor men’ – FHM

‘Epic adventures by an inspiring man’ – Bear Grylls