/ NEWS: American Climbing Legend Layton Kor Passes Away

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UKC News - on 23 Apr 2013
Layton Kor in Yosemite in 1965, 4 kbLayton Kor, one of America’s greatest and most revered climbers of all time, has died.

Kor, born in Minnesota in 1938, came from a small town and was a bricklayer by trade. He rose to prominence in the late 1950s and early 1960 by establishing a litany of first ascents that included...

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johncoxmysteriously - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Ach, that's not good. 74 is no age. Probably not that famous over here, but a lot of people will have done one of his routes (most of them probably, like me, the Kor-Ingalls on Castleton Tower).

I thought Jehovah's Witnesses didn't approve of kidney transplants, by the way, or is that some other bunch of loons?

jcm
Robert Durran - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News:

"The Kor traverse" - Few eponymous climbing passages can be as famous or loaded with such foreboding....
C coldwell-storry - on 23 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Legend!
Babika - on 24 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News:
Indeed a legend.

I was gripped out of my mind on the Kor roof of the South Face of Washington Column. A great memorial to the man in the heart of Yosemite
matthewtraver - on 24 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News:

May the legend RIP.
matthewtraver - on 24 Apr 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

Maybe the Christian Science bunch?
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jon on 24 Apr 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

Well they refuse blood transfusions, and I guess a kidney transplant operation might just need a transfusion at some stage?

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