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 100 activities around the world, ranging from adventure racing to zorbing, and set almost 25 world firsts in activities ranging from open-water swimming to stand up paddle-boarding.
Travelling light. OK, maybe not so “light”.
I was off for 3 days of light training with Patrick for our upcoming challenge next month.
Ok, so the training wasn’t so “light” either.
Day 1 had us out on the tandem bike for a short, but extremely hilly route. This was followed by a short, but very lumpy prone-board session off the coast of Oban. This was Patrick’s 1st time at proning. I thought to myself “I wonder how he will get on with this”, as he shot off ahead of me and was rarely seen after that! Read more…
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For the last 4 or 5 years, the majority of my adventures have been built around stand up paddleboarding, (SUP). But due to a foot injury caused in the Autumn of 2018 that is refusing to go away, I will be mixing things up for 2019.
Hopefully there will still be some SUP, but there will also be some climbing, swimming, prone-boarding, cycling, and several other things in the pipeline. 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.