Extreme Dreams




22nd September, 2016 – Loch Awe
Yeeha! 3rd time lucky. The boy did NOT get lost!
My 5th Loch Awe, and 3rd time solo, and this was my first solo without getting lost!
I started the paddle just before 9am, in a real “pea-souperâ€. I could only just make out the shore of the loch, so long as I was close enough to touch it. After 30 minutes, and probably only a couple of Ks, I decided to take a 30 minute break to see if the sun would burn the mist ff. It didn’t.
I then did another 20 minute paddle, and still no change. Just about ready to throw the...Read more here...

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.

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  • October 15th - Dean and guide Allistair Swinsco will be participating in the Great Glen Paddle Challenge.  A 90+km non-stop SUP from Fort William to Inverness.

  • September 23rd - Check out Dean's latest Stand Up Paddle-board adventures on the SUP Blog.

  • September 17th - Dean and Rhona were back for another year at the Lamlash Splash 1.3 mile sea swim.

  • August 27th - Dean and Allistair became the first people SUP the 36 miles around the Isle of Bute.  Article to follow soon.

  • August 8th-14th - Dean, Allistair and Ian took on The Magnificent 7 - Scotland's 7 longest freshwater lochs in 7 consecutive days.  See how it went HERE.

  • July 16th/17th - Dean, Allistair Swinsco, and Ian Cormack became the first people to ever SUP the longest lakes of Scotland, (Awe), England, (Windermere), and Wales, (Bala).  CLICK HERE.  

  • May 12th-15th - Dean, Ian Cormack, and Allistair Swinsco became the first people to stand up paddleboard the full 150km of the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail.  CLICK HERE

  • April 6th - Read the SUPMag article on Dean's Loch Awe adventure on hte Media Page.

  • March 11th-13th - Our first "SUP it and See" film was shown at this years' Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

  • January 23rd - Dean spoke at the Adventure Travel Show in London.

  • January 21st - Dean spoke at the Buxton Adventure Festival.

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