Duncan McCallum, TV, Media and Journalism
Whilst on a climbing trip aged 16, took a photograph of a mountain in Chamonix and in so doing inadvertently changed the course of my life. A simple point and press was all it was at the time but it signalled the start of what was to become a longlasting professional and personal association with the outdoors.
After graduating from University with a degree in Photography, spent 9 years travelling the world working as film camera technician. After taking a short gap away from the camera where he pursued a semi-professional career as a rock-climber, I returned to film and television and was lucky enough to work as a Director of Photography on a number of super 16mm TV series for the BBC. These included The Face, The Edge and Wilderness Walks. This TV/filmmaking path culminated in the filming of the first ever canyoning descent of Lowes Gully on Mt Kinabalu in Borneo for C4.
In 2004 made a switch to the other side of the camera and for the past 8 years have been working as a specialist presenter for BBC Scotland’s The Adventure Show, a monthly show focusing on actions sports events in Scotland. In this role has presented live TV climbing programs such as the Great Climb which won a BAFTA for Best Live Event Coverage in 2011. Other recent media projects have included a weekly column ‘Action Man’ for The Scotland on Sunday newspaper and regular travel/specialist sport features in a host of publications including The Scotsman and The Herald newspapers. Writing about passions and as a result contributions have featured climbing, snowboarding and latterly adventure motorcycling stories from around the world in a host of locations including Lebanon, Kashmir, Canada, The USA and Iceland.
Triple Echo Productions
Travel Oregon/Timberline Mountain Guides
Promote Iceland/Bergmenn Mountain Guides
Scotland on Sunday
Life is Wild
Mountain Riders Alliance
Further details available on request