Meet Dan Skinstad
Gregarious and warm by nature, Dan Skinstad, took to adventure exploration in an attempt to live life to the full, testing both his mental and physical strength. While exploration itself tests the will and strength of any man, Dan has additional challenges to overcome as an explorer, as he suffers from a rare form of cerebral palsy known as spastic diplegia.
The challenges of his physical condition spear-headed Dan into testing his own endurance and mental strength in extreme circumstances, as a way to build his confidence in his own abilities. Not only has Dan challenged others’ perceptions of his own abilities, his condition and strength of character, but his positive outlook and determination is an example to all those seeking to make a change and dare to dream.
Not content with testing his physical strength, Dan has also graduated with a degree in Law from Stellenbosch University and over the past few years has been working towards his admission to the profession through UNISA. He also spends much of
his time giving motivational talks on overcoming adversity and living a full and rich life.
Dan is currently in the final stages of qualifying as an attorney and is always planning his next adventure alongside his application of law.