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.
This was my first time back on a prone-board in almost 6 months. A combination of wintery conditions – ice on the edge of the loch, snow on the hills, and air temperature of 2 degrees – and lack of prone board fitness, made today very tough. But it was great to be back on the water!
Thanks to Piotr, (Outdoor Explore), for giving me a lift up and back to Tummel. On the way back to Blair we had a chat about our joint challenge coming up later this year – one of the #2020visionofablindadventurer projects. Read more…
Here are the latest videos featuring Dean’s adventures: Click here to go to the channel
Dean has several adventures planned for 2020 – #2020visionofablindadventurer – using different sports to achieve them. This page will showcase each of these bigger adventures once they have been completed.
These challenges are due to take place from late Spring onwards. In the meantime, we’re going to use this space to show some of the fun things Dean has got up to since he started back in 1998.
On this one, there was a moment were I stood on the edge and thought, Read more…
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.