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.
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…
Here are the latest videos featuring Dean’s adventures: Click here to go to the channel
Dean had several adventures planned for 2020 – #2020visionofablindadventurer – using different sports to achieve them. However, with the current COVID situation, plans have had to be changed. This page will showcase the bigger adventures once they have been completed.
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.