Stuff in the ‘The Adrenaline Junkie Bucket List’ Category

29 March, 2014

Weather watching on Mt. Hood, one of America’s most dangerous mountains

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 treach51kbKq4Wx0L._AA160_erous 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.

–Joelle Delbourgo

25 March, 2010

Van Tilburg


Author, mountain rescue doctor, global adventurer: there’s no shortage of adrenaline in Dr. Christopher Van Tilburg’s days. His life list just released, Adrenaline Junkie’s Bucket List: 100 Extreme Outdoor Adventures to do Before You Die (St. Martins, 2013) details action-packed journeys around the world. From surfing the Fiji, ascending Kilimanjaro, and back-51kbKq4Wx0L._AA160_country skiing Iceland, the tour of the best adventures of a lift time may have you quitting your job, selling your house, and setting out for a life of fun.  Fully illustrated with dramatic color photos, this is the perfect gift book for outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers.

Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature (St. Martins, 2007), was shortlisted for both Oregon Book Awards and Banff Mountain Book Awards and received accolades from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. The book recounts harrowing and heartwarming stories from his years with Crag Rats, the oldest mountain rescue unit in the nation.

Mountain Rescue Doctor

 Dr. Van Tilburg has a day job. He is a physician specializing in wilderness, travel, occupational and emergency medicine. In addition to working as a practicing physician, his posts include Communications Editor for International Society of Travel Medicine, Editor Emeritus for Wilderness Medicine, member of Mountain Rescue Association Medical Committee, and staff physician at Mountain Emergency Services on Mount Hood.

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