“You won’t have this moment again, so what are you going to do with it?” – Squash Falconer
Record breaking adventurer, speaker and presenter Squash Falconer has a unique story.
She became the First British woman to scale Mont Blanc and fly down from the summit on her paraglider, after making the journey there on her motorbike from the UK.
Squash Falconers many mountain expeditions have seen her reach the ultimate heights of Everest and Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain in the world, on which she became the world’s highest ever bum boarder.
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Squash’s sporting escapades began with Endurance Adventure races where tough life lessons were quickly learnt. As well as climbing many mountains Squash has cycled the length of the UK and also travelled over 3000 miles on an ElliptiGO around Europe gaining a new distance record for travel by Elliptical bicycle.
Adventure is where Squash feels truly feels alive. The excitement of what will happen, be it physically, mentally or emotionally ignites something deep inside. She grew up on a farm and everyday was an adventure, she never wanted them to stop and her life is proof they don’t have to.
MOUNT EVEREST 8,850M
Highest mountain in the world. Summited.
MONT BLANC 4,810M
Highest mountain in Europe. Summited. Rode a motorbike from England to the foot of the mountain, climbed it and flew paraglider from the summit to become the First British Woman to fly from the top.
KHANG KARPO, 6704M
First official Ascent of Khang Karpo, 6,704m. Summited
ELLIPTIGO EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
September 2013, 2014, 2015
Became Women’s EllipitGo European Champion
SLOGAN, NORWAY. 1564M.
SOUTH AMERICA MOTORBIKE TRIP
Travelled 3000 miles around South America on her BMW motorbike filming an adventure travel series.
CERRO VESPIGNANI PATAGONIA. 2,200M.
SASSIERE, FRANCE. 3751M.
Three summits reached
THE GO TREK – ELLIPTIGO WORLD RECORD
March – May 2013
World record 3,074 miles around Western Europe on an ElliptiGo
MT KILIMANJARO. 5,895M
July 2012 & February 2013
Summited. Was a member of the largest ever group to reach the summit
GRAN PARADISO. 4,061M
7th highest mountain in the Graian Alps.
LANDS END TO JOHN O GROATS
Cycled Lands End to John O Groats in 10 days. 1024 miles.
MT RAINIER. 4,392M.
LOUBUCHE EAST. 6,145M & THE CHO LA PASS
CHO OYU. 8,201M
6th highest mountain in world (600m lower than Everest). Summited. Became the world’s highest ever bum boarder!
Highest peak in the western hemisphere. Summited.
Many of Squash Falconer’s adventures are documented. She has self-shot a few – winning recognition and awards at film festivals. Invited to present TV travel shows around the globe, Squash rode her BMW motorcycle thousands of miles through South America and the length of Baja, California.
Squash Falconers passion for sharing adventures matches her passion for doing them. Squash has been an international speaker for over 10 years. Through her storytelling she shares lessons learned and the key take aways from the extreme places she’s ventured. Her ultimate message being that we can achieve our goals, dreams and live our best life – without needing to climb Everest – just by applying some of the wisdom the mountains and her adventures have taught her.
Having delivered over 100 talks worldwide Squash Falconer delivers an impactful keynote with humour and humility.
Drawing parallels from lessons learnt in the most extreme environments to business and life she makes her unique and fascinating story relatable with actionable takeaways for teams and individuals.
Her audiences come away with a renewed energy and motivation that really sticks.
“Squash represents a rare breed of adventurer who gets out and does real stuff, not any of the fluffy adventure that we see so much of these days. Her passion, drive and determination seem boundless. I always feel motivated and alive whenever she is around.”
Kenton Cool, Britain’s leading Alpine climber, successfully climbed Everest 16 times!
“Thank you Squash. You were AMAZING!!! The whole team here is still talking about you and your story made a great impact.”
Rosemary Reilly, Chief Administration Officer, Booking Holdings Financial Services
It was a real pleasure to have Squash as our guest speaker in Dublin on International Women’s Day this year. During our initial meetings, Squash really understood the brief for this audience and more than delivered on the day. A superb story teller, she takes you on a journey to the top of Everest. She draws on her extraordinary experiences to provide very valuable insights for businesses about teamwork, trust, leadership and managing risk but most of all, what it takes to achieve the impossible. Squash takes you on an emotional journey through her amazing stories and videos which really reinforces the message that if you believe in yourself you can achieve great things. Squash was also very engaged with everyone on the day and spent lots of time with the attendees afterwards in a casual setting to answer any questions and provide further insights. Thank you Squash for sharing your amazing story with BHFS.
Rosemary Reilly, CAO, Booking Holdings Financial Services (bookings.com)
I booked Squash to speak at a private event for a group of friends as something a bit different. The audience was a mix of female lawyers, management consultants, oil industry professionals and business-owners. Squash spoke eloquently about her journey that led her from growing up on a farm in rural UK to summiting Everest. I can honestly say that we were all spellbound. The talk was interspersed with footage of Squash’s expeditions and photos and from start to finish we all enjoyed every minute of it!
Irena Davies, Oil Trader, London
“Squash’s talk is great fun – but with an edge of danger that keeps you enraptured throughout”
Simon, Jagged Globe
“From the word go Squash had the audience enthralled with her fantastic stories, tales of her adventures, and of course, the Knickers Philosophy which will change our adventure packing from this point forward! It’s always great to spend time with Squash, and the team were definitely inspired.”
Inga Taylor, Marketing Manager, Snow & Rock
“Squash was an absolutely fantastic addition to our corporate event. She had us all captivated with her funny, thought provoking and inspiring stories. We wanted someone to leave the audience feeling energised and motivated and she did not disappoint. I would not hesitate in recommending her for any event.”
Sarah Reid, Head of Fleet Management Passenger, Bombardier Transportation
“Such an inspiring presentation from a very unique and talented individual. It appeals to all ages and businesses for its insight into the necessity of hard work, personal passion and teamwork”
Alexander Whitaker, Financial Times
“From the moment Squash started speaking we were gripped by her story which she tells with passion & humour. Squash cleverly weaves life lessons into her talk. My daughter & I came away thoroughly inspired & motivated.”
Kathryn Lonchampt, Chalet Chardons Owner
“Squash grips the attention of the audience with her fearless and bold vision – that we are all far more capable of achieving great things than most of us ever dare to imagine. Her inspiring and incredibly energetic talk lifts the spirit, challenging us to defeat pessimism and low aim. The sight of her paragliding off Mount Blanc after a gruelling climb leaves us wowed. This is a great lecture indeed.”
Stephen Rathbone, Academic Director, Radley College
“Squash’s presentations to some 500 year 7 and 8 pupils at two inner city London schools held them enthralled from beginning to end. Feedback form the schools included ‘The impact of Squash’s speech has been amazing. It has really inspired our students and has been talked about all week’ and ‘I have spoken to many staff and students since, and the feedback has all been amazingly and unanimously positive’.”
George Kalorkoti, Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
“Squash has been a regular guest speaker at our ski Chalet. Audience numbers vary between 30 and 60 and their response has been excellent. She has great content on which to base her talk and delivers it in a clear and precise way, with lots of humour. The whole evening is truly inspirational to our guests of all ages.”
Steve Gregson Chalet Bonjour – Bonjour, Tignes les Brévières
“I wanted to simply let you know that your words of inspiration on that day when you spoke had a very positive effect on my students and I have much to thank you for.”
L. North, Stonyhurst College, Lancashire
“Inviting Squash was an unforgettable experience. The children were fascinated and fully engaged throughout. It was refreshing to see the ambitious goals they began to set for their own future as the session developed. Thank you Squash!”
Beccy Cresswell, Oakwood Avenue Primary School, Warrington