Emily Hoyle who has cystic fibrosis pictured in hospital with husband John. A woman told she would be dead by this year is aiming to climb one of the world’s highest volcanoes to mark her victory over cystic fibrosis. See MASONS story MNVOLCANO. Emily Hoyle was diagnosed with the life-threatening lung condition when she was a child and warned she would not make it beyond 30 – the age she is now. But she was given a new lease of life with a double lung transplant three years ago and is now planning a charity climb on Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador. Emily will tackle the 5,897m (19,347ft) peak with around a dozen other heart and lung transplant recipients on July 8.