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.
Due to a couple of injuries – Plantar Fasciitis and tendon damage – Dean’s last 2 big SUPs of the year were brought to a premature end.
Now it’s a case of rest and rehab on his foot, before making plans for 2019. As you can see, he had decided to take things easy. Read more…
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To rest my foot, I thought I’d lie down and take it easy this month. But it turns out that prone-boarding is not that relaxing!!
After a hard training session on Clunie on Saturday, I was able to take a more leisurely pace with Rhona and friends Annabelle, Mandy, Esther, on Sunday. Well, easy until Rho challenged me to a race – her on SUP and me on prone – which soon left me splashing around in her wake!
Mandy was an absolute star with not only having her 1st proper go at SUP, 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.