Salomon

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 […]

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

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

Mountain Tracks Off-Piste Adventure Week

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted to do an off-piste adventure by Mountain Tracks – a small team of Mountain Guides and Ski Coaches who share a passion for the mountains and deliver alpine mountain experiences. They had had a last-minute cancellation for their off piste adventure week.  It was in Sainte Foy […]

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

Ski touring in Tignes – Living the dream

Since making Tignes my permanent base, just over two years ago, I’ve regularly got up early in the mornings before the lifts open and gone ski touring (a form of skiing where both uphill and downhill travel are possible).  I’m almost always joined by Isly’s, my best friends Bernese Mountain dog, who lives close by. […]

Author: Squash Falconer
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Categories: Adventure, Mountain, Salomon, Ski Touring, Skiing, Squash Falconer, Suunto, Tignes

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 […]

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

Snow & Rock Freeflo Backcountry Ski Adventure Skills Course with Squash Falconer in Tignes

Last week Floss from Freeflo and I delivered our first Snow & Rock Backcounty Ski Adventure Skills Course and it was a huge success.  We were delighted to be joined by 5 lovely people who arrived on day one with fantastic attitudes, all the right kit and lots of enthusiasm! Taking full advantage on day […]

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Categories: Adventure, Salomon, Ski Touring, Skiing, Snow & Rock, Squash Falconer, Suunto, Training