Extreme Dreams


The Extreme Dreams website was launched in 2002, (4 years before the BBC's TV series of the same name), and is based around the adventures of registered blind extreme sports enthusiast, adventurer, and public speaker, Dean "Deano" Dunbar.
The adventures and extreme sports featured on the left hand side are not a random list, but have all been done by Dean, (The Blind Man), and some have included world firsts.
Please note, Extreme Dreams does NOT offer any activities, but a link to the company we used, (if we used one), can be found at the bottom of most activity pages.
Alternatively, you can go to the links page and find more activities, extreme sports and providers there. 
Extreme Dreams is continually growing as we try more extreme sports and take up new challenges.

 Learn more about The Blind Man>>

Come see the Blind Man at play!!



The first person in the world to:

The first registered blind person in the world to:
  • January 23rd - Dean will be talking at the Adventure Travel Show.  Get advance tickets for only £6 – saving £4 off the door price! Just quote ‘DEAN’ when booking online or when calling 0871 230 7159 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras).

  • January 21st - Dean will be talking at the Buxton Adventure Festival.

  • November 28th - Dean will be introducing another one of his films at the Dundee Mountain Film Festival.

  • November 22nd - Check out Dean's latest Stand Up Paddle-board adventures on the SUP Blog.

  • September 19th - For his 3rd year running, Dean swam in the 1.3 mile sea swim known as the "Lamlash Splash", with Eddie "the socks" Riach as his guide swimmer.  Read about it HERE.

  • June 24th - Dean became the first registered blind person to SUP the 50km from the Scilly Isles to Cornwall.  He and his main guide, Carl Sawyer, also became the first people to do the crossig on inflatable SUPs.  Read more HERE.  

  •  June 20th - Dean, (and guide Jamie from Red Paddle), SUPed the 10.5 mile race at the Windermere Canoe Kayak Annual Summer Solstice.  Read about it on the SUP Blog.

  • May 30th - Cathy Winterton and Dean SUPed their way around the wonderful wee, (20km), island of Kerrera.  It may be a wonderful wee island, but it was a tough old trip!!  CLICK HERE to read about it.

  • April 23rd - Dean had his first go at flyboarding, with Flyboard-Mallorca. It looks like Deano has become the world's first registered blind flybaorder.  Read more HERE.

  • March - SUP Magazine published another story about Dean's SUP adventures.  See MEDIA page.

  • February 20th - Dean spoke about his recent SUP adventures at the Fort William Mountain Festival.

  • 2015 has proved to be another busy year for Dean. We are now planning for 2016.  All events will be added to this page, as dates are confirmed. So keep checking back to see what's happening.


Extreme Dreams hope to Kick Start Your Week with a different video every Sunday night, that will get your heart pounding and the adrenaline flowing.

You can also checkout the KSYW archive for previously shown videos.

Feel free to let us know of any great clips you have seen!

Watch Kenny Belaey ride his bike on a slackline

The multiple trials world champion took things a few steps higher to film his awesome BALANCE clip.
When it comes to winning, Kenny Belaey is one of the best in the world. The Belgian has no fewer than four trials UCI World Championships to his name.  
Winning isn't always enough though, sometimes you need to push the limits of what is physically possible. Kenny was ready for his next challenge; riding his trials bike along an 18m-long slackline, 112m above a gorge at an altitude of 2,700m.



Participating in any extreme or adventure sport is potentially dangerous. All activities are undertaken at your own risk - extremedreams.co.uk accepts no responsibility for accidents or injury caused by or resulting from participation in the sports covered on this site.

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