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2020 Blog

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.


Prone / Wing – Loch Rannoch, Scotland

27th February 2020

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…

Prone – Loch Tummel, Scotland

13th February 2020

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…

Mountain biking – Aviemore, Scotland

18th January 2020

The first mountain bike in the snow session of the year, but hopefully not the last!

Rhona and I did a great wee route down from the snowline at Loch Morlich down to Loch Eilein, around the loch and back up to the snow again at Morlich.

Eilein proved to be a very popular location for other bikers, and dog walkers.  This meant that the boss had to work hard on her guiding skills, with yells of “keep left, bike coming towards us”, “keep right, Read more…


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