Adventure

Micro (Mega!) Adventure on a BMW F 900 XR TE

I’m just back from a Micro (Mega!) Adventure on a BMW F 900 XR TE. Here’s what I was working with … 24hrs a bike (thank you BMW) a babysitter (thank you mum) good friends in North Wales (thank you Alice & Steve St Curig’s Church) Adventure Time I started the engine and as I […]

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Categories: Adventure, BMW, Motorbikes, Squash Falconer

Getting back on it

Since coming out of hospital with Kit, last December, I’ve been keen to ‘get back on it’. To me ‘getting back on it’ meant doing some sport, forming some kind of routine and being slightly organised.  After months of bedrest and a couple of months not leaving Kit’s bedside in NICU even the smallest amount […]

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

Coming Home

This was always going to be a hard blog to write.  For me there’s a fine line with social media about how much I’m happy with sharing and whilst I love sharing the good stuff I’ve never been that comfortable with sharing the not so good stuff.  But I feel like I’m living a bit […]

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Categories: Adventure, Baby, Kit, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

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

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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Categories: Adventure, Health, Pregnancy, Squash Falconer, Uncategorized

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