2 weeks How extreme athlete Ash Dykes battled the odds to walk the 6,437-km Yangtze River for a year and end up with a Guinness record Inquirer
The first step is always the hardest to take. The same is true for explorer Ash Dykes, who, in 2014, walked the 1,500-mile, 78-day journey over the Altai Mountains and across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. The following year, he completed a 1,600-mile trek across Madagascar's eight highest peaks at age 24. You'd think those two unofficial "world's first" adventures are astounding enough to last any extreme athlete a lifetime. In 2018, however, Ash's fantastic feats and flights of derring-do had pushed the Welsh adventurer, described by FHM as "one of the world's most fearless outdoor men," to the limit, ... more