Ash Dykes a 23 year old from North Wales is only days away from achieving a new world record, Walking Mongolia solo & unsupported, in an attempt to exceed the current 1,012 mile record. His Journey commenced towards the end of May this year from Olgiy a settlement which lay to the West of Mongolia.
The trek has taken him through the Altai mountains, Gobi desert & the Mongolian Steppe. Ash is pulling a cart with his provisions & weighs around 150kg across the brutal & unforgiving terrain & climate. During his trek he has currently covered around 950 miles facing snow blizzards, sand storms & relentless heat, resulting in heat exhaustion and having to rest a few days in a small settlement to regain his strength in order to pursue his goal.
Until recently Ash was working in Thailand as a Scuba Dive master instructor and is no stranger to adventure. He has already racked up many adventures since the age of 19, when he first set off on a round the world trip. He has cycled across Cambodia to north Vietnam covering some 1,130 miles taking just 13 days over mountains on a bike with no gears. He also had a similar expedition in Australia and while in India he took the opportunity to experience the Himalayas to name a few.
Ash was contactable just recently whilst he was recovering from heat exhaustion, he still maintained his philosophy “What counts is developing a cheerfulness and quiet determination to keep going and never give up”. True to his belief a few days later he was back on track making great progress on his current expedition.
Ash is due to achieve the new world record in a matter of days, he will then continue the expedition in an attempt to achieve a WORLDS FIRST Walking the length of Mongolia and is expected to arrive at Choybalsan to the East of Mongolia by mid August.
Ash's route and current position can be found at www.ashdykes.com
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Ash Dykes , on Tuesday 15 July, 2014. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/