Beyond the Vertical

£22.95

Autobiography of Layton Kor (who died in 2013 aged 74), one of the most outstanding mountaineers the USA has produced and considered the best rock climber of his generation.

Stock Code: COR NB035

Approximate Packed Weight: 0.9kg

Beyond the Vertical

Beyond the Vertical
£22.95
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Autobiography of Layton Kor (who died in 2013 aged 74), one of the most outstanding mountaineers the USA has produced and considered the best rock climber of his generation - his list of first ascents of technically difficult rock climbs, both free and aid, is perhaps unmatched by any American climber. In this book Kor tells the story in his own words of these groundbreaking and suspenseful climbs.

Supplementing Kor's narrative are twenty-three accounts written by other leading climbers of the 1960s and 1970s, describing ascents they did with Kor: Royal Robbins, Fred Beckey, Pat Ament, Chris Bonington, Steve Roper, Huntley Ingalls, and many more share their perspectives.

Kor's climbs have become some of the most famous routes in the world - the Naked Edge in Eldorado Canyon, the Diamond on Longs Peak, the Salathe Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, the North Face of the Eiger in the Alps - the list goes on. Written in a straighforward and engaging style, and accompanied by stunning, historical colour photographs, Beyond the Vertical is a must-have for all rock climbers and armchair mountaineers alike.

By Layton Kor.

Hardback, 24cm x 19.5cm, 206 pages.

First published 1983. This edition with extra photos and articles 2013.

ISBN: 978-0-7627-8139-3.

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