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 despite contracting a deadly strain of malaria, he achieved another ‘world first’ that people had said was impossible. In August 2019, at the age of 28, he became the first recorded person to walk the entire length of China’s Yangtze, Asia’s longest river.
Winner of the UK Adventurer of the Year award, his exploits have been featured across international media including The Times, Forbes, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Fox News, China Daily, Sky News, BBC World News, ITV, Channel 5 and the Discovery Channel. MISSION POSSIBLE (Eye Books UK; Shanghai Joint Publishing, China; Saigon Books, Vietnam) reveals how this young man from an ordinary background transformed himself into an adventurer and extreme athlete.
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