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Ash Dykes - Walking Across Mongolia

CommunityJames Hipkiss

May 2014, I am attempting to be the first person to complete a solo unsupported walk, across the brutal unforgiving terrain, of the second-largest landlocked country in the world - Mongolia.

I will be walking from West to East, through the Altai Mountains, Gobi Desert the Mongolia steppe, facing harsh weather conditions from the extreme heat to the extreme cold, sand storms, blizzards and facing some dangerous Mongolian wildlife, from the Grey Wolves, Wild Dogs venomous creatures.

The expedition will take me up to 100 days, I will be pulling all of my own provisions, including food water on a wheeled desert cart, weighing up to 100 - 150kgs. I am also raising funds for the British Red Cross and will be documenting my journey across the country.