Reviews of Climbing the Seven Volcanoes:

Daily Mail: ‘People thought I was nuts’: Asthmatic woman with no climbing experience reveals how she conquered the world’s seven highest volcanoes (and how Cheryl Cole inspired her) – July 29, 2022 14 Must-Read Outdoor Adventure Books – January 2021

Geographical (Royal Geographical Society), Dan Richards: Climbing the Seven Volcanoes: A Search for Strength (review) – January 2021 issue

Kitiara Pascoe: Book Review: Climbing the Seven Volcanoes by Sophie Cairns – November 11, 2020

Travelling Lines: Review: Climbing the 7 Volcanoes – A Search for Strength – October 29, 2020

The Oban Times: Sophie scales great heights in search of solace – October 25, 2020

Buckinghamshire Free Press: Sophie Cairns on how she conquered the the Seven Volcanoes – October 24, 2020

The Sierra Echo: Climbing the Seven Volcanoes: A Search
for Strength
– Burton A. Falk (July-September 2020)


The South China Morning Post: Grief and guilt led ex-Hongkonger to start climbing mountains. She’s written a book about her feats, full of poignant memories of growing up in the city (April 2020)

Asian Review of Books: “Climbing the Seven Volcanoes: A Search for Strength” by Sophie Cairns – Susan Blumberg- Kason (March 2020)

News articles on the Seven Volcanoes Project:

A Life in Travel (podcast), S2 Ep 6: Sophie Cairns – Conquering the seven volcanoes

World In Travel (WiT): We are all in the same boat, but it appears to be different oceans, Yeoh Siew Hoon (July 2020)

The Sierra Echo: 2019 Sierra Peaks Section Annual Banquet: Climbing the Seven Volcanic Summits, talk by Sophie Cairns (January 2019)

The Sierra Echo: Seven Volcanoes Project by Sophie Cairns (Vol. 59, No. 1; January – March 2015)

The Sierra Echo: The Top of Europe: Mt. Elbrus, Russia (Vol. 58, No. 4; October – December 2014)

South China Morning Post: Ex-post reporter conquers mountain trial for her Dad (June 23, 2014)

Interviews with BBC Three Counties(from the base camp of Mt Elbrus and in the studio on June 17, 2014)

Hong Kong Apple Daily: 無懼 哮喘 高山症拚死籌款 孝女悼父 攀七大火山 (June 9, 2014)

Hong Kong Apple Daily: 籌備三年 狂食薄餅增肥禦寒 | 蘋果日報 | 要聞港聞 (June 9, 2014)

Buckinghamshire Free Press: Volcano climber from Denham almost at the top despite setback (May 8, 2014)

The List (Hong Kong): Women of Hope (May 1, 2014)

Buckinghamshire Free Press: Volcano climber from Denham edging closer to record (April 23, 2014)

Buckinghamshire Free Press: Volcano climber edging closer to record (April 8, 2014)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine newsletter: Sophie Lee Taylor, Seven Volcanoes Project (March 28, 2014)

The National (Papua New Guinea): British Climber Conquering Peaks for Good Cause (March 13, 2014)

Papua New Guinea Today: Successful Climb Of Mt Giluwe Puts British Woman On Track For Climbing Record (March 5, 2014)

Papua New Guinea Facts: Successful Climb of Mount Giluwe puts British Woman on Track for Climbing Record (March 5, 2014)