Mission Yangtze
Mission Yangtze

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Mission Yangtze/Ash Dykes

Dykes Reaches Wuhan, 2nd-To-Last Major Milestone

Date: June 13, 2019
Approximate GPS Location: (30.57°N, 114.16°E)

Dykes has walked up to the major city of Wuhan, with a population of 11 million it is one of China's 10 most populous cities. This brings Dykes within 750 miles of completing the walking of the 4000 mile long Yangtze river.

He will stay in the metropolis for about two weeks giving talks, book signings and doing some filming.

Wuhan is also known as one of China's 'three furnace' cities, cities known for their scorching summer heat. Dykes says he has been struggling with the intense heat and humidity. On June 5 he reported a temperature of 95F with 60% humidity. "When I breathe in, I can feel it on my lungs. It's like being in a sauna." He has also been fighting pain from blisters and chaffing.

Despite the anguish, Dykes reminded us of his upcoming "incredible" documentary and book but said he feels they cannot do justice to capture how wonderful the journey has been. "I already have those feelings - almost that I don’t want it to end."


update history

‘Mission’ Accomplished!

August 13, 2019 // Mission Yangtze
Mission Yangtze

10% Left; To Finish Yangtze on 8/8

July 23, 2019 // Mission Yangtze
Mission Yangtze

40-Mile Days Take Toll on Dykes

July 10, 2019 // Mission Yangtze
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Publicity In Wuhan, Then High Humidity and Heat

June 27, 2019 // Mission Yangtze



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