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The Layton Kor Project

Posted on: September 23rd, 2009 by admin

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Layton Kor leading a new route in Arizona in April 2009. Photo by Stewart Green.

Last fall the AAC co-organized and hosted a major fund-raiser for the great American climbing pioneer Layton Kor, who has kidney disease and is facing a transplant. More than 1,000 people watched Kor give his first slide show in many years. Now climbers Stewart Green (who is working on a Kor biography) and Steph Davis have organized a sustained and fun new effort to raise money for the 70-year-old legend’s medical bills.

The Layton Kor Climbing website explains how you can help: Each time you make a donation in $25 increments, you’ll be entered in drawings for the chance to climb a famous Kor route with Davis, Conrad Anker, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmie Dunn, or Eric Hörst. Or you might win gear or clothing from prAna, Five Ten, Mammut, Marmot, The North Face, MSR/Therm-a-Rest, Clif Bar, or Backcountry.com. There are also Kor trivia contests (tough!) to try, historic signed Kor photographs for sale, and lots of Kor stories and photos to browse through. It’s a great website for a great cause.

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