Rock Climbing, Splitboarding, Snowboarding, and Mountain biking.
Duncan started to rock climb in 1973 at the age of 13, and by the age of 15 had made a number of first ascents of Scottich Highland rock climbs and winter ice climbing routes. At 16/17 he had completed two summer Alpine seasons and had survived a couple of north faces and a notable ascent of the Frendo Spur. Visiting the Verdon George in 1980 changed everything and for many years his focus became rock climbing and new routing in Scotland and the USA. Ground breaking ascents followed with Duncan sitting on the cutting edge of development of rock climbing in Scotland for a number of years, culminating in a number of ascents of routes of 8a and 8a+ in the early 90's.
Following a serious accident in 1998 on an indoor wall whilst training his focus switched to mountain biking in the summers and splitboard touring during the winter seasons, however latterly rock climbing and ice climbing have become a renewed focus and follow a natural rhythm of the seasons
In 1985 Duncan graduated in Photography majoring in film, from Napier University, Edinburgh Scotland. Then followed 15 years working in the film industry traveling to many difficult and extreme location have developed a reputation for being able to work in harsh and challenging locations. From 1992 to 1999, As a Cameraman/Director worked on a series of ground breaking climbing mountaineering and expedition films. Including for the BBC, The Edge, The Face, Wilderness Walks and for C4 The Abyss.
Since 2004 Duncan has been co presenting BBC Scotland's Adventure show. The monthly 1 hour show produced for the BBC by Triple Echo Productions focusses on extreme and adventure sports events and competitions. Additional TV appearances include the BAFTA Award winning BBC Great Climb in 2011 .
In 2005 Duncan started writing about his exploits for a number of national Sunday and quality newspapers including the Herald and Scotland on Sunday where he was a columnist for 2010/11 sharing thoughts and leanings from a "Life of Adventures" . His writing and photography continue to diversify into new media outlets as well as continuing to work with traditional print media outlets.