Just out: Mini-documentaries on the Seven Volcanoes Project




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 Reached the summit of Mt Elbrus!
 The Seven Volcanoes Project is completed!!

June 12, 2014: 
Two days ago, along with my great friend Tina I reached the summit of Mt Elbrus, the highest volcano in Europe! This concludes a 5.5-month journey across seven continents to raise funds for research into and awareness of oesophageal cancer. As far as I know, this is an unofficial world record.

There have been ups and downs, fun as well as stress along the way, but in the end the Cancer Research UK banner was flown from the highest volcano on each continent in the fastest time to date. A gigantic THANK YOU to the project sponsors, friends, family and supporters for all your encouragement these past five months - it made every breathless, exhausted step so much easier.. :)

Last few steps to the summit

Tired...aching..no air.. yet so excited we speed up towards the end :)

With Tina at the summit of Mt Elbrus, 5,642m!
Cheget village, Caucasus region, Russia

At the top of Mt Sidley, the highest volcano in Antarctica, Dec. 28, 2013
Mt Sidley, Antarctica
Jan 17, 2014: Got to the summit of Pico de Orizaba, Mexico!
Pico de Orizaba, Mexico
Reached the top of Mt Giluwe (Papua New Guinea), Australasia's highest volcano on March 1, 2014!
Mt Giluwe, Papua New Guinea
Ojos del Salado, Chile
Reached the summit of Kilimanjaro again on April 2, 2014!
Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
At the top of Mt Damavand (Iran, 5,671m), Asia's highest volcano - April 15, 2014
Mt Damavand, Iran 


Honoured to be chosen as one of Hong Kong's Women of Hope by The List magazine, 2014

Climbing seven volcanoes for a cause... and for personal reasons

Welcome to the Seven Volcanoes project, which aims to raise awareness of esophageal cancer - cancer of the muscular tube from mouth to stomach. My name is Sophie and on December 17, 2013 I set off on a bid to climb the highest volcano on each of the seven continents to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. I've carried out one mountain climbing project a year for cancer research since my father succumbed to the disease in 2008. 

Esophageal cancer kills with devastating speed. By the time someone develops symptoms, the disease is often already at an advanced stage. My own father passed away just two weeks after he was diagnosed.

The route starts in Antarctica, leaps across to Mexico, Papua New Guinea, the Andes, Tanzania, Iran and culminates in Russia. You can follow the project's progress on the map - I'll be tweeting and updating regularly.

Busy busy....

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