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Christmas Lectures - Life Lessons Learnt from the extremes

03 December 2019

Mission Possible - Be as awesome as the world lets you!

Ash recently completed his year-long third ‘world first’ by walking 4,000 miles along the Yangtze River in China - the first person ever to walk it’s length. At the very beginning, the source of the Yangtze River, four of his team left the expedition before it even began due to altitude sickness and the very real possibility of bear and wolf attacks.  It wasn’t long after they left that Ash was followed for two days by a pack of wolves, which had killed someone only 24 hours previously.

In addition, Ash faced extreme weather conditions, at the start of his trek, he tackled blizzards and temperatures as low as -20°C while at the end of his journey he endured extreme heat of up to 45°C. 

Ash explained: “This has been more than a personal achievement; it is unlocking human potential and showcasing that in a world where every corner of the planet is occupied by people, there are still things that haven’t been done.  I’ve shared my journeys with millions around the world, with the message ‘if I can, then you can too’.   We must enjoy this world we live in, but also highlight issues, showcase the positives and most importantly, protect it.”

Further information on Ash can be found at www.ashdykes.com

Tuesday 3rd December

Arcinova, Taylor Drive, Alnwick NE66 2DHA

Times: 10am & 1pm


Wednesday 4th December

RTC North, Loftus House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland SR5 3XB

Times: 10am & 1pm


Thursday 5th December

Inspire2Learn, South Bank, Normanby Rd, Middlesbrough TS6 9AE

Times: 10am & 1pm


The lecture is suitable for Year 5/6/7 pupils and the cost is only £3 per head (plus VAT) with a maximum of 30 children per school. This event is likely to fill up very soon and places are strictly LIMITED and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Please contact trish.corner@rtcnorth.co.uk to register your interest.


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