Ambassador Al Barnard

DofE Volunteer

Al discovered his love of wild places during his time with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service in the Highlands of Scotland. Fortunate enough to climb, ski, and journey throughout Europe, the Himalayas and Alaska, Al is equally as content with a hill top bivvy bag, wild swim, or an ice route on Ben Nevis.

When not piloting Remote Operated Vehicles at sea, Al spends his time amongst the mountains, crags and waters of Scotland.

Currently, Al is a volunteer for his local DofE group where he enthusiastically passes on the basic skills required for the next generation of adventurers.

Ambassadors Posts


We asked 5 amazing women we work with, “How do we encourage our next generation of female leaders?”

At Craghoppers, we work with many strong, amazing women every day – in the workplace, through our partnerships and our Ambassadors. We are truly inspired. This International Women’s Day, we would like to share with you a snapshot into the lives of 5 of them. These women are each making their mark in the world […]

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Guide to Climbing Croagh Patrick

Nicknamed the ‘Reek’, hiking Croagh Patrick is usually at the top of many walkers’ to-do lists. But why is this? And what makes Croagh Patrick important? Steeped in history and religion, mystery shrouds this mountain – all adding to its famous allure. So if you’re planning on giving it a go, there are a few […]

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Celebrating LGBTQ History Month with English Heritage

At English Heritage we tell the story of England through the historical sites and collections within our care. This includes telling stories from history that may have previously been hidden from view. We know that throughout history people have lived lives drastically outside the accepted sexual and gender norms of the time. Repressive social attitudes […]

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