Ashley Philip Dykes, or as you may know him Ash Dykes, was born on the 1st of November 1990. Ash is a Welsh adventurer and extreme athlete. Ash achieved two world-first records, trekking across Mongolia and Madagascar, before the age of 25. In 2016, Ash achieved his second world record by becoming the first person to walk the entire length of Madagascar while climbing Madagascar’s eight highest mountains. An expedition of over 2,574 km in 155 days, he has faced many challenges. Be held back by the military, got the deadliest form of malaria, almost hit by lightning, crossed rivers filled with crocodiles and more and today he is here to tell Frank everything about it.
Today’s podcast topics:
The experience of having a wolf walking on the outside of the tent
What it was like to miscalculate the food supply to go 12 hours a day for 14 days on a food ration a day.
The thoughts you get when you are all alone day after day scared and exhausted.
When the inner beast wakes up after 14 days alone in the desert
Find the positive in challenges
The use of visualization when things are difficult
The effect of recording messages to yourself when you are in your darkest