The photos may look like a normal trip, but for British adventurer Ash Dykes it's one of the most daring journeys he's ever attempted.
For these images were taken during an attempt to become the first person to walk the length of Yangtze river.
The long, tiring an potentially dangerous trek began on 26 August 2018, at the headwaters of the Yangtze River on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau.
Over the next 352 days, Ash hiked 6,437 km (3,999 miles 1,348 yards) along the Yangtze river, a journey that would require an estimated eight million steps.
He finally reached its mouth in Shanghai on 12 August 2019 to set his record after passing through sub-zero temperatures, avoiding wolves and bears, traversing treacherous valleys and enjoying some of China's historic cities.
The Yangtze, the longest river with its entire drainage system in one country, has its source in the "roof of the world", which is more than 5,100 m above sea level.
The Yangtze river has played a big role in the development of Chinese civilization, with sites dating back thousands of years found near its banks. These ancient cultures, and their subsequent discoveries, have helped influence the country’s culture over the millennia.
Ash spent two years preparing for his daring record. Along the way he encountered cold temperatures and wild animals in some of China's remotest areas.
But he also received help and blessings from locals with people enthusiastically joining him on his hikes or inviting him to their homes and helping him in any way they could.
Speaking after completing his journey, Ash said: "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.
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The Yangtze in its infancy. I look back at where I’ve come from, where the river was a small trickle, gradually building in size and power, as it cuts through some of the wildest places in China. This photo was taken 3,300 miles upstream and It’s immense to see just how heavily it’s now relied on, with over 450,000,000 people living along it #wow #missionyangtze
"It has also been from just a challenging journey, as it’s been a cultural one too. I’ve been extremely fortunate to experience the wonderful hospitality, traditions and cultures of the people of China, both rural and urban, in all its diversity. China has really taken me to its heart and I’m overwhelmed by the support I’ve received across the country."
New record: First person to walk the length of Yangtze river. Congratulations to adventurer @AshDykes (UK) who walked 6,437 km (3,999 mi 1348 yd) from Southern Qinghai to Shanghai.— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) August 18, 2019
The Yangtze in China is the longest river in the world to flow through a single country. pic.twitter.com/S5gf0yP1Oq
Ash said he had experienced many new things and met warm and friendly friends during his trip and was looking forward to another adventure in China.
What will your adventure be?
Feeling inspired to attempt a Guinness World Records title yourself after reading about Ash's journey? Discover your Spirit of Adventure by finding out more about GWR Day, including how you can get involved on the day itself (Thursday 14 November). We realise everyone’s adventure is different (and not everyone wants to jump out of a plane!), so whether it's taking on a new challenge, fulfiling a desire for adrenaline or perfecting your existing skills – there's a record waiting for you.