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:


 2017 was an awesome year for Dean.  His personal highlight for the year was becoming the first person ever to paddle a 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


10th December 2017

Nairn, Scotland

After 8 months of our first attempt to meet up, Rhona and I finally got to meet and paddle with Kirstin Grant in Nairn.
After a night in our camper bus, with the temperature dropping to -14 degrees, the almost tropical -4 degree sunrise paddle was glorious.
The white sandy beaches I saw, turned out to be regular coloured sand covered with snow and ice!
Great company, great paddle!  We’ll be back! 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 board with Allistair Swinsco.
  • 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.
  • January 9th – TotalSUP have written an article about last years’ St Kilda SUP. 

Read more…


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…