Hanging by A Thread
The Missions of A Helicopter Rescue DoctorBook - 2009
Amazing death-defying and life-saving tales from an “extreme” doctor.
Outdoor sports enthusiast and extreme doctor Emmanuel Cauchy reveals here for the first time the perilous rescues he’s performed in the world’s most terrifying and unforgiving mountain climates. Known around the world as the vertical doctor,” Emmanuel Cauchy gives stunning and terrifying accounts of his days as a rescue doctor on Mont Blanc, which rises more than 11,000 feet in the Alps along the French-Italian border. From snowy mountain peaks and deep mountain crevasses to the small confines of a helicopter high aboveCauchy’s job takes him where most of us can only imagine.
Using new scientific research pioneered on the mountainside in life-saving medical procedures, Cauchy’s dramatic mountain rescues will leave even the most seasoned reader, doctor, or outdoorsman astonished. Here are seventeen years spent in the air and on the ground in some of the world’s most unforgiving territory. His tales describe the extremes of both climate and human endurance and reverberate with the author’s unshakable love of life.
This is an uplifting, extraordinary, and moving book from a great humanitarian stuntman who spent his time literally living life on the edge.
One of the world's top mountain-rescue doctors, Cauchy has served with the helicopter mountain rescue service covering the Chamonix Mont-Blanc region of the French Alps for 20 years; he has also been a medical advisor on such films as Himalaya and Tomorrow Never Dies. General readers--from the extremely active outdoors enthusiast to the armchair adventurer--will enjoy this fast-paced, breathtaking account of some of Cauchy's most memorable rescue missions. Translated to English by Jo Cleere. No subject index. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)