CHRISTOPHER VAN TILBERG, author of â€œMountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Natureâ€ is hosted by the Seaside Library on Thursday, July 14, 7pm. The event will take place in the Community Room and there will be book sales and signings presented by Beach Books.
Christopher Van Tilberg is an emergency room physician and a member of Crag Rats (the first official volunteer mountain rescue group in the nation).Â The book recounts rescues done on Mt. Hood by season.Â In the winter, he explains the dangers of tree wells, and patches of loose snow that can snare skiers and cause serious injury.Â On a hot day in July, Chris tells of engineering the tricky rescue of a cliff jumper with a back fracture.
When Christopherâ€™s mountain rescue beeper goes off, the call may take him racing up a mountain peak, scaling down a rocky ledge to intubate a hiker, or fighting through a blizzard to the site of an airplane crash.
Seaside Public Library is located at 1131 Broadway, across from the Swimming Pool.Â For more information call (503)738-6742 or visit us at www.seasidelibrary.org and www.facebook.com/seasidepubliclibrary.