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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 almost 150 activities and challenges around the world, ranging from adventure racing to zorbing, and set over 25 world firsts in activities ranging from open-water swimming to stand up paddle-boarding.

And there’s more, over 100 challenges in fact…!

Click on any challenge for the full write-up:

2020 BLOG

27th February 2020

Prone / Wing – Loch Rannoch, Scotland

I finally got it up and it was AWESOME!
A couple of months ago Allistair loaned me his small inflatable Gong wing. Due to either lack of wind, or too much wind with Storms Dennis, Ethel, and Co, I hadn’t had a chance to try it out.
Today, apart from a wee bit of snow, the conditions were perfect.
I was at Loch Rannoch with Piotr and Georgina. They were kayaking and I was proning.
With winds of 9mph, and gusts of 12+, the loch was very lumpy. Read more…

Read the full 2020 Blog here

VIDEO FEATURES 

Here are the latest videos featuring Dean’s adventures: Click here to go to the  channel

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Mountain board crash Hay Tor, Dartmoor, England
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Clip 2: Dean Dunbar talking at the ATS – 23.01.16
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Clip 3: Dean Dunbar talking at the ATS – 23.01.16
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Dean Dunbar talking at the ATS – 23.01.16 (Full talk)
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Human Catapult - 7th April, 2002 - editted down version
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"This Morning" tv interview - 2nd December, 2009
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A Man In A Hurry – 1st blind swimmer to cross the Corryvreckan Gulf – 7th August, 2011
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BEING BLIND DOESN'T STOP THIS GUY FROM SPEEDFLYING | RIDE THE ELEMENTS WITH UELI KESTENHOLZ
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SUP it and See 2: Board Scilly
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The Magnificent 7
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The Lockdown Getaway: Short stories from the adventures of a blind man

Over the next few weeks, as we find ourselves under lockdown, Dean will hope to entertain you with stories, films, and photographs from his wide range of adventures.

Part 13: Braille & Mountainboarding

https://youtu.be/k2lEwA5sOqg Read more…

LATEST NEWS  

  • June 22nd – Grant Parker, at “A Broken World” podcast, chats to Dean about his life, adventures, and love of adrenaline.  CLICK HERE
  • Due to COVID-19 all of Dean’s talks planned for the Spring and Summer of 2020 have been postponed. New talks will be posted when confirmed.
  • January 25th – Dean & Rhona were back at the Ice Factor for some more indoor ice climbing.  Read more HERE.
  • October 19th – Dean did his “SUP to St Kilda” talk at the Tullynessle Hall in Aberdeenshire. 
  • September 21st – Dean & Rhona swam together in the Lamlash Splash.  This was the first time Rhona had guided Dean in a swimming event.  Read more HERE.
  • September – Dean and Patrick Winterton had their Big Challenge planned, but things didn’t quite go to plan.  Read more HERE
  • July – Dean is chuffed to nuts to be included in the Palm 40th Celebrations SUP video.  Watch it HERE
  • June 21st – Read how a trip to find the midnight sun in Scotland, turned into the 3 Lochs Challenge.
  • June 15th – Dean took journalist Gayle Ritchie out for a prone boarding session.  Read more HERE.
  • June 7th-9th – Dean and Rhona joined the Nairn Academy Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award group on their final training SUP expedition weekend. CLICK HERE.
  • May 27th – Dean & Rhona rode Europe’s longest, and the world’s fastest zipwire.  Click HERE.
  • March 2nd – Dean did his first mountain bike trail blue route.  Blind and daft?  CLICK HERE.
  • March 1st – Dean was one of the speakers at the Braemar Mountain Festival.
  • February 26th – Dean & Rhona spent the day with the wonderful folk at Craggan Outdoors, doing some rock climbing and archery.

SPONSORS

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

PUBLIC SPEAKING

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

WORLD FIRSTS

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