By Mark Obmascik
the result's Halfway to Heaven, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Obmascik's rollicking, witty, occasionally harrowing, usually poignant chronicle of an outrageous midlife experience that's no simple task, even though occasionally it truly is A stroll within the Woods -- yet with extra sweat and no more oxygen. part 1000000 humans test hiking a Colorado Fourteener each year, yet merely twelve hundred have mentioned summiting all of them. Can an obese, stay-at-home dad turn into No. 1,201?
together with his ebullient character and glowing prose, Obmascik brings us contained in the quirky, colourful tradition of hiking obsessives who summit those mountains yr after yr. Honoring his involved wife's orders to not climb by myself, Obmascik drags previous buddies up the slopes, a few of them lifelong flatlanders tasting skinny air for the 1st time, and lures pro Rockies junkies into taking up a huffing, puffing beginner by means of bribing them with loose beer, lunches, and motor vehicle washes. one of the new acquaintances he makes are an ex-drag racer attempting to practice a headstand on each summit, the lead oboe participant in a Hebrew salsa band, and a climber with the counterproductive pre-climb ritual of gulping down 4 beers and a burrito. alongside the best way, Obmascik reports the uncooked, rowdy, and infrequently visible intimacy of male friendship, braced via the double intoxicants of adrenaline and altitude.
even though threat is often current -- the Colorado Fourteeners have killed extra climbers than Mount Everest -- Mark is familiar with his getting older scalp cannot find the money for the hair-raising adventures of Jon Krakauer's Into skinny Air, and his quest turns into a narrative of kin, friendship, and fraternity. In Obmascik's summer time of hiking, he loses fifteen kilos, reveals a number of dozen man-dates, and earnings appreciate for the background of those storied mountains (home to cannibalism, gold rushes, shoot-outs, and one of many nation's most famous spiritual shrines). As a lot approximately midlife and male bonding because it is ready mountains, Halfway to Heaven tells how weekend warriors can live on all of them as they succeed in for these such a lot far-off issues -- the summits of mountains and a teenage son. And as one guy exceeds the actual achievements of his early life, he discovers that age -- like summit peak -- is simply a number.
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Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled--and Knuckleheaded--Quest for the Rocky Mountain High by Mark Obmascik