SEARCH AND RESCUE combines hard science and a gripping narrative to analyze the relationship between risk and reward in the mountains, and in daily life. Author and mountain rescue doctor Van Tilburg’s tragic, sudden, life-altering accident on Oregon’s Mount Hood, where he has saved countless lives himself, provides the springboard for a deep, complex story on how risk is essential to success, personal fulfillment, and wellness in our lives. But it is also a cautionary tale, from a mountain rescue doctor’s perspective, on how to mitigate risk and maximize safety to avoid dire consequences.
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SEARCH AND RESCUE: A Wilderness Doctor’s Life-and-Death Tales of Risk and Reward, Christopher Van Tilburg, MD
In the sequel to MOUNTAIN RESCUE DOCTOR, an emergency wilderness physician on Mt. Hood explores the risks and rewards of outdoor adventure through dramatic stories. (Falcon/Rowman & Littlefield, World Rights, Fall 2017)
Christopher Van Tilburg,M.D., author of MOUNTAIN RESCUE DOCTOR and THE ADRENALINE JUNKIE BUCKET LIST, is no stranger to danger. In fact, you could say he courts it. Dr. Van Tilburg is a member of the oldest search and rescue team in the nation, The Crag Rats, all volunteers. Here’s a recent clip of Chris on The Weather Channel. The images of Mt. Hood are stunning, but also belie the treacherous nature of the weather systems on the mountain.
I know I’d feel better knowing that Chris and the remarkable Crag Rats are at the ready whatever the circumstances.