Meet the 7P TeamOur world-class cadre of instructors and guides.
Expedition Leadership, 4x4 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 organising 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.
Not only an experienced Camel Trophy Veteran, Ken has more than 25 years of expeditionary off-road driver training and Racing experience around the world.
In the 1996 Camel Trophy he was 2nd place overall, and accomplished a world first – the East-West 4WD Crossing of Borneo in a motor vehicle.
Ken also trained and evaluated US Camel Trophy candidates and worked as a Land Rover Driving instructor, course architect and designer. As National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) Rally Master he was responsible for physically logging over 1300 miles to record and develop the 100+ page NORRA Mexican 1000 Road Book and GPS data. He is also an experienced/certified EMT.
Ken also owns and operates one of our sister companies, Cameron Advanced Mobility, an off-road/expeditionary driving school for specialist military units.
Forestry, The Forces and Arboriculture finally led Andrew to apply for the Camel Trophy competition in 1990 – where, by hanging on in there, he became one of the two competitors for the UK during the Siberia event. It was a match made in heaven for the Welshman since he was able to combine his passions of off-road driving, recovery, and pioneering skills coupled with the occasional medicinal beer!
Andrew worked with Camel Trophy for many years after his first competition, becoming one of the event coordinators and travelling throughout the boonies of most continents. The work with Camel Trophy meant that he worked closely with Duncan Barbour and this association has continued over many years and many expeditions. Andy runs our sister company, WIldtrackers, and training has become a big part of work over the last ten years, allowing the boundaries to be pushed on advanced recovery, including utilization of old and new techniques and equipment.
Graham Jackson was born in Lesotho in Southern Africa. He grew up racing motorcycles off-road, as well as helping his father design, build and race off-road buggies. At age 10, Graham completed his first safari across the Kalahari in a Range Rover with his family. That trip planted the seed for Graham’s lifelong obsession with deserts. In 2004, he and his wife completed a 30,000-mile overland adventure from London to Cape Town, which included crossing both the Sahara and the Kalahari deserts.
Graham has guided expeditions in Africa, the American West, Mexico and Central America, and trains US Special Forces on desert operations with a focus on North Africa. A scientist by trade, Graham tries to combine his interest in the natural world, his passion for overlanding and his love of things mechanical. Currently, Graham is the Director of Training for Overland Expo, a member of the Explorers Club, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a member of the Field guides Association of Southern Africa.
Nick is a Colorado-based Brit–originally from Sunderland–and a Chartered Engineer and technologist who became a devotee of the worlds deserts. He’s lived in half a dozen countries and traveled to over 70. Over the last 15 years he’s extensively traveled in the Sahara and Rub’ al Khali, with much practical knowledge of remote solo desert travel.
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2002, Nick has delighted in sharing his experience with many expedition groups, individuals and families planning remote journeys.
He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Explorers Club and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. As a technologist, Nick has a particular interest in communications technology and autonomous systems, the antithesis of the simple diesel Land Rovers he loves.
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7P Overland 4×4 driver training in Moab.
Here are some photos from our trip in 2017 to Namibia and Botswana.
In July and August 2017, the 7P team spent over 6 weeks in Namibia and Botswana. Deserts, oceans and lot of wildlife - and the trip of a lifetime for our guests.