Malibu Library Speaker Series features Scott McIntosh
Dr. McIntosh will be speaking about the SuperSherpas Mt. Expedition, which was formed around two famous Sherpa mountaineers - Apa Sherpa (currently holds the world record for most summits of Mt. Everest) and Lakpa Sherpa (currently holds the speed ascent record of Mt. Everest).
The recent tragedy on Mt. Everest this past April which killed many Sherpas highlights the important role of the Sherpas on Mt. Everest. The SuperSherpas expedition was unique in that the expedition centered around the Sherpas themselves, not just utilizing them to haul the equipment of foreign climbers. Dr. McIntosh was the medical and research doctor on the expedition. He will talk about the Sherpa culture and their relationship with Mt. Everest, their unique physiological prowess at high altitude, and take the audience on a journey up the highest mountain in the world.
Dr. McIntosh is a faculty member in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah. He received his Bachelor's degree from Duke University, Medical degree from the University of Vermont, and a Masters in Public Health from The University of Utah.
His roles at the University of Utah include Associate Medical Director of AirMed, Director of the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, Medical Director of Summit County EMS, Editor-in-Chief of the Wilderness & Environmental Medicine Journal and is on the Board of Directors of the Wilderness Medical Society
Dr. McIntosh's interest in mountain medicine led him to work as a rescue physician on Denali for three seasons and to climb many of the world's highest mountains, which includes the summit of Mt. Everest with the SuperSherpa expedition in 2007.
To reserve your seat or for more information about this free event, call (310) 456-6438.