Kit

Kit & Kin

When I was pregnant I decided boy or a girl, I loved the name Kit.  I told a few of my friends and soon after one of them sent me a link.  www.kitandkin.com with the message, this nappy company is amazing! Kit & Kin is a fairly new company.  The founders, parents themselves, struggled to […]

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Categories: Baby, Health, Kit, Squash Falconer

Girl Power

I was recently asked by Kit & Kin what Girl Power means to me.  My thoughts initially go to words like confidence and strength.  I think particularly of women in sport, doing well in physical arenas and women daring to go for their dreams.  But the more I ponder the question and of course since […]

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Categories: Baby, Kit, Squash Falconer, Uncategorized

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

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

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

Getting my Mountain Leader Award

“Squash, it does seem a bit backwards, climbing Everest, doing the expeditions you’ve done, to now do your Mountain Leader Award.” stated Nathan as we were navigating our way towards a bothy (a small hut used as a mountain refuge) on the South West coast of the Isle of Rum on our ML assessment a […]

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Categories: Adventure, Kit, Lowe Alpine, Mountain, Mountain Leader, Mountains, Rab, Salomon, Squash Falconer, Suunto