Hong Kong-born Sophie Cairns on a lunch break during the 35-kilometre hike in to the base camp for an ascent of Mount Giluwe, Papua New Guinea, the highest volcano in Oceania.

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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

  • ‘If I’d met someone who told me they were climbing volcanoes to bring back memories of their dead father I’d have thought they were nuts,’ Sophie Cairns writes
  • Her book about her quest to set a climbing world record and to escape ‘this grief-stricken world’ comes alive when she reminisces about her Hong Kong childhood
Topic |   Books and Literature
Hong Kong-born Sophie Cairns on a lunch break during the 35-kilometre hike in to the base camp for an ascent of Mount Giluwe, Papua New Guinea, the highest volcano in Oceania.
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