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Scott McIntosh to speak at Library Speaker Series

Staff Report
3:36 pm PDT July 21, 2014

On Wednesday, July 23, Dr. Scott McIntosh will give the seventh lecture in the 2014 edition of the Malibu Library Speaker Series. Through funding set aside by the County of Los Angeles, the City of Malibu and the Malibu Library will host Dr. McIntosh at the Malibu Library Community Room, 23519 W. Civic Center Way. 

In 2007, Dr. McIntosh was the medical and research doctor for the SuperSherpas Expedition to Mount Everest. On this expedition, Dr. McIntosh was able to understand the Himalayan people and their relationship to Mount Everest. Known as “Sherpas,” they are acknowledged for their unique skill and ability to climb extreme altitudes of peaks and passes in the region. Dr. McIntosh will discuss his experience with the Sherpas and answer what physical, cultural, and mental traits allow them to continually break climbing records. 

Dr. McIntosh is a faculty member in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah. His roles at the University of Utah include Associate Medical Director of AirMed, Director of the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, and Medical Director of Summit County EMS. 

The event will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Reservations are required by calling (310) 456-6438.

For more information, contact Karol Sarkisyan, management fellow, at ksarkisyan@library.lacounty.gov.