“THE lonely snow leopard” Ash Dykes will share his experiences and challenges in a special evening at Galeri, Caernarfon.

Ash Dykes on his solo and unsupported walk across Mongolia.

Ash Dykes on his solo and unsupported walk across Mongolia.

On August 5, 2014, Ash Dykes, age 23, from Old Colwyn became the first known person to complete a solo and unsupported walk across Mongolia, the second largest landlocked country in the world… and he prepares to share the challenges in an evening at Galeri, Caernarfon on Friday, March 20.

Pulling 120kg cart of provisions, he battled sandstorms, heat exhaustion and dehydration, and became known to locals as ‘the lonely snow leopard’, in acknowledgement of the respectful distance kept by the dangerous wild wolves.

Next week, the young Welsh explorer returns to North Wales to share the challenges he faced and the determination required to achieve this incredible feat.

Ash managed to travel from West to East, covering 1,500 miles in just 78 days, knocking a staggering 22 days off his predicted time, and legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes described it as being “an example of great determination, which would have proved both physically and mentally challenging to achieve what is becoming harder all the time – an adventuring world’s first”.

His talk at Galeri will come only days after he will know whether he is awarded the National Adventure of the Year award at a ceremony in Glasgow.

Tickets [£12 | £10] for “Ash Dykes: Breaking Mongolia” at Galeri on Friday, March 20 [19:30] are available from the box office – 01286 685 222 or online at galericaenarfon.com

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