"Halfway To Heaven" author Mark Obmascik

Mark Obmascik joined us in our studios today to talk about his new book, "Halfway to Heaven: My White-Knuckled -- and Knuckleheaded -- Quest fo the Rocky Mountain High."  Here is a description of his book:

Fat, forty-four, father of three sons, and facing a vasectomy, Mark Obmascik would never have guessed that his next move would be up a 14,000-foot mountain. But when his twelve-year-old son gets bitten by the climbing bug at summer camp, Obmascik can't resist the opportunity for some high-altitude father-son bonding by hiking a peak together. After their first joint climb, addled by the thin air, Obmascik decides to keep his head in the clouds and try scaling all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot mountains, known as the Fourteeners -- and to do them in less than one year.

For more information about Mark and his book, check out this website.

Mark is appearing at the following Book signing event:

  • Wednesday, May 20th
  • 7:30pm
  • Powell's City of Books
  • 1005 West Burnside
  • Portland, OR


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