BBC’s Adventure Show ‘airs’ Oban

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BBC Scotland’s long-running Adventure Show gives Oban air time in this week’s episode.

Now in its 17th year, Thursday’s programme (March 11) at 7pm sees blind adventurer Dean Dunbar trying out the fast-trending sport of windfoil boarding in Oban Bay with the help of the town’s Patrick Winterton who presents the show and fellow foiling enthusiast Andy Corbe.

The windfoil boarding experience, which makes participants feel like they are flying over the water, was in exchange for 52-year-old Dean enticing Patrick to try out prone boarding – another fast-growing watersport where you lie on a board and use your arms to propel it forward.

Dean, from Blairgowrie, has set 25 world firsts and completed 120 different activities and challenges despite his eyesight deteriorating.

Andy said: ‘Dean did super well. He managed to stand up on the board which is something a lot of people can’t do the first time they try it.’

The trio were joined by a camera crew sticking to Covid regulations to make the film for the series.

Kirsty Pallas, an outdoors instructor from Benderloch, is also on this week’s show, scrambling in Glencoe. Kirsty works at a centre that runs courses for disadvantaged young people, committed to opening up wild places to everyone.

Benderloch’s Kirsty Pallas scrambling in Glencoe.