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 100 activities around the world, ranging from adventure racing to zorbing, and set almost 25 world firsts in activities ranging from open-water swimming to stand up paddle-boarding.
Here are the latest videos featuring Dean’s adventures: Click here to go to the channel
How come the waves never look as big on the photos as they actually were?
With 20+kmph winds, and gusts of over 30, todays’ paddle on Howlin’ Tummel was a real tester.
At some points it was easier to pull the blade back through the water than push it forward through the air.
These conditions proved to be a great opportunity for me to try and surf the bigger waves. Whilst doing this I learned to high and low brace, (purely by accident). I’m not really sure what I did, Read more…
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.