Community Spotlight: Duncan Barbour — Expert Driver, Leader, and Teacher

Photo credit: ©Zach Elseman @okienomads

Photo credit: ©Zach Elseman @okienomads

Expedition leadership, 4×4 Driving, and off-roading are genre-synonymous with Scotsman Duncan Barbour who has carved an impressive 25-year career as a world-leading expert in these fields and built a reputation that is second-to-none.

Inspired by his great-great uncle, Henry Alexander, the first man to drive a car (a Model-T Ford) up Ben Nevis in 1911, Off-Roading is in Duncan’s blood and his naturally chosen and driven career path has taken him to all corners of the globe organizing over 50 expeditions through all manner of terrain across seven continents.

From internationally acclaimed events such as Camel Trophy and Overland Expo, to the launch of his specialist company BATT (Barbour All-Terrain Tracking) and doing work for feature films like Braveheart and Game of Thrones, Duncan’s extraordinary skill-sets have been sought from a wide diversity of industry leaders, from Motor Manufacturer product launches and incentive expeditions for Land Rover, Jeep, Mercedes, and Lexus, to Formula One teams.

You can usually find Duncan teaching in the Camel Trophy Expedition Skills Area area at Overland Expo. If you see him, stop him and say hello!

This article was originally published in the August 29, 2018 Overland News E-Newsletter. Header Photo: ©Lee Farrant

Photo by Brett Willhelm


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