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.
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
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…
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.