Kit & Kin – The Best Nappies With The Best Name!

I’m delighted to announce that Kit and I are ambassadors for Kit & Kin! Kit is 5wks old and her life, for now, is pretty much all about eating, sleeping and going to the toilet.  Choosing the most perfect nappy for her has been a top priority. When I got pregnant we quickly decided that […]

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Categories: Baby, Kit, Pregnancy, Squash Falconer

Everest, Giving Birth & the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

“What was harder Squash, Everest or having a baby?”.  I have been asked this question so many times since Kit was born and I definitely have the answer (keep reading to find out!).  But I’ve also been thinking about the similarities of both “events”. I never imagined climbing Everest 7 years ago would have helped […]

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Categories: Adventure, Baby, Food & Diet, Health, Kit, Mountain, Mountains, Pregnancy, Squash Falconer

Born at 32 Weeks

She’s here! Kit Elspeth was born at 9.04pm on 03.11.18 weighing 1550g Exactly a week after my waters broke I was in labour.  Several people had told me if I could keep the baby in for a week after my waters had broken then there was a good chance I could keep her in for […]

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Categories: GoPro, Health, Kit, Pregnancy, Squash Falconer, Uncategorized

My Waters Broke

On Saturday evening, the 27th October, my waters broke.  The terror I felt was indescribable. “Not now, you’re not meant to come now, I’m only 31wks, this isn’t right, you can’t come, you’re not ready, this can’t be happening, no, no, no”.  I stood frozen, my legs crossed, clutching myself with both hands as the […]

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6 Months Pregnant

Reaching 24 weeks pregnant was a huge mile stone!!  Add to that seeing the consultant recently and having good news was the best feeling in the world. My previous blog, we’re having a baby, will bring you fully up to date with what’s been going on and why there’s a few issues. In a nut […]

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The next adventure; we’re having a baby!

“Squash what’s the next adventure?”.  Lately, I’ve been vague with my answer.  It’s fairly standard to wait 3 months before telling people that you’re expecting a baby.  We’ve waited a bit longer than that. We’re having a baby It’s good to finally share the news and talk about what I suspect will be the biggest […]

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Categories: Adventure, BMW, GoPro, Health, Motorbikes, Mountain, Pregnancy, Salomon, Squash Falconer, Tignes

Recovery after a DVT

It’s been just over a month since I was diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis.  Recovery after a DVT, it seems, is different for everyone.  I think I was told the worst-case scenarios when I first found out, which is probably a good thing.  However, that news and halting all travel and activity was a […]

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Categories: Adventure, Cycling, Elliptigo, GoPro, Health, Salomon, Squash Falconer

Snow+Rock Backcountry Ski Touring Adventure

Freeflo and I have teamed up for the past two years with Snow+Rock to deliver backcountry ski touring adventure courses in Tignes.  With record snowfall this season, we knew that the course was going to be a good one. Snow+Rock Backcountry Ski Touring Adventure With more and more people venturing into the backcountry there’s huge […]

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Categories: Adventure, GoPro, Mountain, Mountains, Salomon, Ski Touring, Skiing, Snow & Rock, Squash Falconer, Suunto, Tignes

The Knickers Philosophy – it’s the small stuff

Some of you may already know about the Knickers Philosophy, “If your knickers are right, then your day goes right.” Background When I first began mountaineering I missed the bit about bring 4 pairs of knickers on a month-long expedition.  I was away for 28 days, so I took 28 pairs!  Although it was a […]

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Categories: Adventure, GoPro, Kit, Mountain, Mountains, Salomon, Ski Touring, Squash Falconer, Suunto, Tignes, Training