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:


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


20th November 2017

Loch Tummel, Scotland

Today I had the pleasure of taking my LUCKY Greek friend Lino out for a paddle on Loch Tummel.

The forecast was for a lumpy loch with strong winds and heavy rain. The rain was light and lasted for our first 20 minutes and last 10, (not bad for a 3 hour trip), and the wind never appeared. Lino got to see a very rare sight, a glassy flat Loch Tummel! I’ve paddled here well over 100 times, and have experienced these conditions less than 5 times! Read more…

Read the full Stand Up Paddle Blog here


  • October 14 – Dean and Allistair went  back to take on the Great Glen Paddle again.  Find out how it went HERE.
  • September 11 – Dean took on the mighty non-stop SUP 11 City Tour Click HERE to find out how it went.
  • July 4th – With sea kayak adventurer Patrick Winterton as his sighted guide, Dean became the first person to paddle a SUP, (70km), from North Uist to St Kilda. 

Read more…


These sponsors have been a tremendous help in supplying kit and support for my challenges.


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.

Read more on Dean-Talks.com


Dean has been the first in the world with a number of his challenges…