Ash Dykes was born in St Asaph in North Wales in 1990.
He achieved two world-first records, trekking across Mongolia and Madagascar, before the age of 25. In August 2019 he achieved his third record, becoming the first person to complete the 4,000-mile trek along the course of the Yangtze, the longest river in Asia and the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country
As an explorer and survival expert, he is entirely self-taught and, unusually in such a discipline, has no military background
He has won the coveted UK Adventurer of the Year award and regularly gives talks in schools and colleges. His exploits have won him recognition from a wide range of publications and TV shows. He has been named the seventh coolest person in Wales and his successful Yangtze mission made him a celebrity in China.
Read more about Ash and his adventuring at www.ashdykes.com.