Hanging by a thread: the missions of a helicopter rescue doctor

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Skyhorse Pub.,
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c2009.
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Outdoor sports enthusiast and extreme doctor Emmanuel Cauchy revealshere for the first time the perilous rescues he’s performed in theworld’s most terrifying and unforgiving mountain climates. Known aroundthe world as the “vertical doctor,” Emmanuel Cauchy gives stunning andterrifying accounts of his days as a rescue doctor on Mont Blanc,which rises more than 11,000 feet in the Alps along the French-Italianborder. From snowy mountain peaks and deep mountain crevasses to thesmall confines of a helicopter high above—Cauchy’s job takes him wheremost of us can only imagine.

Using new scientific researchpioneered on the mountainside in life-saving medical procedures,Cauchy’s dramatic mountain rescues will leave even the most seasonedreader, doctor, or outdoorsman astonished. Here are seventeen yearsspent in the air and on the ground in some of the world’s mostunforgiving territory. His tales describe the extremes of both climateand human endurance and reverberate with the author’s unshakable loveof life.

This is an uplifting, extraordinary, and moving book from a greathumanitarian stuntman who spent his time literally living life on theedge.

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