About Sophie

Hi, I’m Sophie Lee Taylor (Sophie Cairns).

I used to be a journalist for several years, first in Hong Kong, then Shanghai and Paris. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, but I now call the USA my home. Since 2009, I’ve raised over $18,000 for cancer research from climbing mountains and other events. I love the mountains, skiing, languages, travel, and live music.

sophie [dot] taylor [at] gmail [dot] com

The aims behind the Seven Volcanoes Project are simple – to raise funds for cancer research and raise awareness of esophageal cancer. I lost my Dad to esophageal cancer in 2008. His sudden passing pushed me to climb one mountain a year to raise money for cancer research.

Previous climbs:

Dad, me, Mom.

This project is dedicated to the memory of my parents, Anthony Richard Taylor and Penny Lee Taylor.