ASH Dykes is a Welsh adventurer and extreme athlete.
He set world records on his trips to Mongolia and Madagascar.
Who is Ash Dykes?
Ashley Philip Dykes is a Welsh adventurer and extreme athlete.
He was born on November 1, 1990 and set two world records at the age of 25.
His passion for adventure led him to become the first person to complete an unsupported hike across Mongolia in 2014.
On his 2,400 km journey he crossed the Altai Mountains and the Gobi Desert.
The journey took 78 days and he became known to locals as the “lone snow leopard.”
In 2016, he became the first documented person to cross Madagascar.
The hike was 2,600 km long and covered the eight highest peaks.
During the journey, Ash contracted the deadliest strain of malaria and was near death.
As a result of this experience, he now works as a special ambassador for Malaria No More UK.
Ash’s adventures have seen him experience some of the most extreme environments on Earth.
In 2015, Ash received the National Adventurer of the Year award.
In 2021, he became the first person to walk the Yangtze River in China – the longest river in Eurasia – setting his third world record.
It took 352 days to complete and meant Ash covered over 4,000 kilometers of treacherous terrain and sent ten of his 16 teammates home.
It also meant that he earned celebrity status in China.
What is Ash Dykes’ net worth?
To initially finance his travels, Ash took jobs as a lifeguard and diving instructor.
He also revealed that he sold his car and cycled everywhere to save money.
As of September 2023, Ash’s net worth is estimated to be between £1.2 million and £4 million.
He makes most of his money from his books and documentaries and is also available as a motivational speaker.
Ash has been an ambassador for brands such as Land Rover and Craghoppers, as well as a British ambassador for Madagascar Tourism.
Ash may also have earned some of his net worth from various interviews and features.
He also appeared in promotions, such as the GQ photoshoot for Adidas to launch Jet Li’s new Wuji product line.
What documentaries has Ash Dykes made?
Ash’s walk along the Yangtze River was documented in
Walking on the Yangtze with ash dykes.
The two-part 2020 documentary was broadcast in over 90 countries and followed his record-breaking journey.
It shows his encounters with the local population, wildlife and difficult terrain.
In 2017 he released the documentary Ash Dykes: Alone in Mongolia.
Has Ash Dykes written a book?
Ash has published a book about his adventures in Mongolia and Madagascar called Mission Possible: A Decade Of Living Dangerously.
It was published by Eye Books in 2017.
The book has received 154 reviews on Goodreads with an average of 3.88 stars.
One reviewer wrote: “This guy is actually so crazy and so cool. I really enjoyed reading this book.”
Another reader wrote: “I really enjoyed reading the book and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in amazing travel adventures from a very brave and adventurous explorer.”
What did Ash Dykes say to Joe Rogan?
In 2020, Ash was interviewed by Joe Rogan.
Ash announced a new show on Instagram in January 2023 while reflecting on his interview.
He said: “3 years ago today I mentioned it @joerogan that I wasn’t done with China yet and would most likely return for another adventure and then come back to tell him all about it.
“Well, I returned to follow the Great Wall of China…
“This adventure has been filmed and is currently in post-production creating a 6×1 TV docuseries entitled ‘The Great Wall With Ash Dykes’.”
“And soon… I will return to the JRE.”