Extreme Dreams is a showcase for Dean Dunbar, blind adventurer

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.

And there’s more, over 80 challenges in fact…!

Click on any challenge for the full write-up:


To keep his training fun, (for the upcoming 11 City SUP Tour – 220km, non-stop, in under 35 hours), Dean has set himself several SUP challenges.  His latest involved him paddling his SUP 70km from North Uist to St Kilda.  Read more HERE. Read more…


Here are the latest videos featuring Dean’s adventures: Click here to go to the  channel


16th July 2017

Loch Tummel, (aka Loch Wind Tunnel), Scotland

Crikey, what a blast!!
I normally check the BBC weather forecast for Pitlochry, then either add 50% or double to the predicted wind.  Today was a double plus!
With a forecasted wind of 11kmph, when I arrived it was definitely above 20, with gusts of over 30!  (In these gusts all I could do was try to keep the board pointing forward, as we went backwards, at speed, waiting for the gust to stop.)
The waves at one point were over 2ft, and whilst riding my 14’ board on 2 waves at once, Read more…

Read the full Stand Up Paddle Blog here


  • September 11 – With the awesome SUPerwoman Joanne Hamilton Vale as his sighted guide, Dean will be taking on his biggest SUP challenge yet, (also Europe’s longest non-stop SUP event) – the 220km non-stop SUP 11 City Tour
  • July 4th – With sea kayak adventurer Patrick Winterton as his sighted guide, Dean became the first person to paddle a SUP, (70km), from North Uist to St Kilda.  Read more HERE.
  • February 15th – Dean will be talking at the launch night of the Fort William Mountain Festival.

Read more…


These sponsors have been a tremendous help in supplying kit and support for my challenges.


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.

Read more on Dean-Talks.com


Dean has been the first in the world with a number of his challenges…