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 exponent 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 (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 and the launch of his specialist company BATT (Barbour All-Terrain Tracking) Duncan’s extraordinary skills-set have been sought from a wide diversity of industry, from Motor Manufacturer product launches and incentive expeditions for Land Rover, Jeep, Mercedes and Lexus, to Formula One Teams and the big screen of the Motion Picture Industry, his film credits the envy of many a Hollywood A-Lister. 

A finalist on Camel Trophy in 1985, 1986 and 1987 Duncan was appointed Special Events Co-ordinator of the world-acclaimed event in 1989, responsible for all aspects of research, development and event execution, including location recces, assessment of equipment requirements and procurement, budget control, local government and contractor liaison. 

During that period he established his growing reputation leading arduous and successful Camel Trophy events through Brazil, Russia, Tanzania & Burundi (Africa), Guyana, Sabah (Malaysia) and Argentina, Paraguay and Chile. 

From 1995 to 2014 Duncan organised and worked on a staggering 60 events from expeditions to product and press launches to adverts and film and television work taking him all over the world, from the Highlands of Scotland to China, Japan, the Middle East, North and South America, Canada, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Africa and the Arctic Circle. 

The launch of his specialist company Barbour All-Terrain Tracking (BATT) allowed Duncan to diversify his business activities and to introduce his unique and in-demand skills to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as well as the world of television. 

Photo by Brett Willhelm


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