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.
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The goal of this weekend had been to test the Tandem vs Dragon for my return to the SUP 11-City this year. After last years’ sight failure, this year I’ll be sharing a board with Allistair, so if my sight goes again, I can keep paddling.
Fortunately the weather was much kinder to us today, and we had more ice-free loch to play with.
We had 2 and 3 up on the Tandem and 2, 3, and 4 up on the Dragon. 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.