Two years after being registered blind, at the age of 29, Dean did a charity tandem skydive which changed his life.
Since then he has notched up over 80 activities around the world, ranging from adventure racing to zorbing, and set almost 20 world firsts in activities ranging from open-water swimming to stand up paddle-boarding.
Earlier in the year, having found myself with some time on my hands, I started to plan a number of adventures that were on my bucket list. No sooner had I pencilled them in I became busy again so a certain number of ideas got shunted down the list giving me a batting order of UK based road trips for 2016. With the 90 mile Argyll Sea Kayak Trail (ASKT) and SUP Til You Drop at Ullswater out of the way by June I switched my focus to the Three Lakes Challenge, Read more…
Here are the latest videos featuring Dean’s adventures: Click here to go to the channel
What a difference an hour makes!
As Rhona and I loaded our kit into our wee bus, preparing for our 7am pool swim, to be followed by a SUP training session on Clunie Loch, we were in the middle of a storm. 20+mph winds, heavy rain, and pitch black. It didn’t look like the paddle would happen.
Then, as we left the pool at 8, the weather had done a complete 180. No rain, no wind, and even an attempt at sunshine, (for about 5 minutes), after dawn eventually broke. Read more…
Having taken on over 80 challenges around the world and set almost 20 world firsts, Dean has a large repertoire to draw upon. Whether it be talking about becoming the first person to abseil the UK’s highest waterfall, or swim the UK’s highest loch, or being the first registered blind person to stand up paddle-board from the Scilly Isles to Cornwall, or bungee jump from a helicopter, Dean has many experiences to share.
Latest: On 15th February 2017 Dean will be talking at the launch night of the Fort William Mountain Festival.