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December 2016


  • March 28th – Amelia Hilton talks to Dean about Winter & Spring prone boarding on RNIB Connect Radio.  Read more HERE
  • February 23rd – Dean was one of the speakers at “An Evening of Adventures” in Aberfeldy.
  • September 26th – Amelia Hilton talks to Dean about sea swimming, cycling, and prone boarding on RNIB Connect Radio.  Read more HERE
  • September 16th – Dean & Rhona were back for yet another Lamlash Splash. It was rather lumpy this time! Read more HERE
  • September 9th – Dean & Rhona had a lot of fun at the Beadnell Belta. Read more HERE
  • September 2nd – Along with a great support team of Niall, Rhona, David, & Gerry, Dean had another go at the North Channel crossing.  Read more HERE
  • September – As part of RNIB Connect Radio’s 20thanniversary, Amelia Hilton had her first ever prone board experience with Dean on The Blind Leading series. Read more HERE
  • July 29th – Along with Amy, Lindsay and James, Dean took part in the Moray Firth Challenge. Read more HERE
  • June 25th – Climbing hills and dodging storms on the Great North Trail.  Read more HERE
  • June 11th – Loch Venachar SUP & Prone race.  Read more HERE
  • May 18th – Dean & Rhona took another nibble out of the Great North Trail, but this was not a good map-reading day.  Read more HERE
  • April 15th – Dean took on his first prone race of the year, (and he wasn’t the only prone paddler there!)  Read more HERE
  • December 21st – Dean & Rhona took part in the Adaptive Riders Collective fundraising 24 hour bike relay at Aberfoyle. Read more HERE.
  • September 17th – Dean was back for his 6th Lamlash Splash, with Rhona guiding him for the 2nd time.  CLICK HERE
  • September 10th – With the support of a great team, Dean attempted to cross the North Channel on his proneboard.  CLICK HERE
  • July 30th – With the help of his friend, Piotr, Dean took part in the Moray Firth Sea Kayak Challenge.  CLICK HERE
  • June 18th – Dean teamed up with fellow prone paddlers James Fletcher & Caorann Fosbrooke for a 16km sea paddle in some very challenging conditions.  CLICK HERE
  • March 27th – Dean entered his first race on a proneboard.  How did he get on – CLICK HERE.
  • July 25th – With the help of an amazing team, Dean took on the mighty Loch Awe on his prone.  CLICK HERE
  • May 22/23 – Dean took on another one of his long awaited adventures. (He’d been waiting for over 30 years!)  CLICK HERE
  • March 31st – Dean talks about some of his adventures on episode 42 of the Always Another Adventure podcast, hosted by Simon Willis. CLICK HERE
  • March 22nd – Dean did an online Q&A session with the wonderful pupils from Dubeg Primary School about how his blindness affects both his daily life and his adventures.
  • March 16th – Dean was on the Kaye Adams Programme on BBC Radio Scotland. CLICK HERE
  • March 11th – A bumper 2hr Adventure Show including a couple of pieces in which Dean takes Patrick Winterton porneboarding before Patrick takes Dean wing foil boarding. Now available to watch again on the BBC iPlayer.
  • March 6th – Graeme Ogston of BBC News wrote about Dean’s close call towards the end of last year. CLICK HERE
  • December 11th – Dean did a short online talk for the Water Skills Academy.
  • November 11th – Dean did a short online talk for the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
  • August – Dean was delighted to be invited to be part of the DofE Scotland Gold Award video CLICK HERE
  • July 24th – Dean took on one of his 2020 adventures.  Read all about it HERE.
  • June 22nd – Grant Parker, at “A Broken World” podcast, chats to Dean about his life, adventures, and love of adrenaline.  CLICK HERE
  • June – Dean was chuffed to be included in the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s “Inspiring People At Home” project. CLICK HERE
  • May 23rd – Dean was interviewed by Jon Gericke for Sport Trax on SAfm.  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.


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