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:


On April 15th, Dean & Rhona joined old friends, Carl & Maria Sawyer, for a gentle paddle, NOT, at the Head of the Dart SUP Challenge.  Read more HERE. Read more…


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


1st April 2018

Loch Rannoch, Scotland

Glassy calm day on Loch Rannoch. Rho & I took Commander Stumpy out for a paddle on the Dragon, (on her board matt). Not a breath of wind, the sun shining & surrounded by snow-capped hills, including a wonderful view of Schiehallion.

OH aye, and not a bad view from our camping spot either. .

Read more…

Read the full Stand Up Paddle Blog here


  • SUPtember 1st – After Dean’s eyes let him down in last years’ SUP 11-City, (220km non-stop), he will be returning again, but this time sharing a Red Paddle Co Dragon board with Allistair Swinsco, Alison Rennie, and Joanne Hamilton Vale.
  • July – Dean & Rhona will be doing some climbing at Graggan Outdoors
  • June 5th – Dean and Patrick will be joining forces to tell both sides of how last years’ first ever SUP to St Kilda adventure went.  Join them at Birnam Arts, near Perth.
  • May – Dean & Rhona will be spending some time with Bernie at Wild Coast Wanders
  • April 15th – Dean & Rhona joined old friends Carl & Maria Sawyer on a Dragon at the Head of the Dart SUP Challenge. Read more HERE.
  • January 9th – TotalSUP have written an article about last years’ St Kilda SUP.  Read more HERE.



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


Having taken on almost 100 challenges around the world and set over 25 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.


Read more on Dean-Talks.com


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