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


14th October 2017

Great Glen Paddle, Scotland

The forecast for the 2017 UK SUP Great Glen Paddle, (92km non-stop paddle from Fort William to Inverness), was looking good.  With predicted tailwinds of 17kmph from Fort William to Fort Augustus, and a slight increase to 25kmph up Loch Ness.  These winds would be much more favourable than the 30-40kmph winds of the previous year, and a new race record could be on the cards.  However, the forecasters do sometimes get it wrong.  Read more HERE. 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…