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ARTICLE: Perfect Partners #5 - Dave MacLeod and Natalie Berry

Equally determined and equally quiet, Natalie Berry and Dave MacLeod are two of Scotland's most well known climbers. In this series of articles, Tom Ripley interviews some well-known climbing partnerships to dig up their dirty secrets and find out what they really think of...

SHOW REPORT: ISPO 2018 - Climbing Hardware

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich: ISPO 2018. Here are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key...

SKILLS: Lattice Training - Repeated Bouldering Problems

In this video series, Tom Randall and Ollie Torr from Lattice will be working with a number of their climbers and taking them through a performance profiling test. This...
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Pertex Elemental Journeys Ep.3 – Shifting Sands

Climber Rob Durran teams up with Abdallah, local Bedouin and founder of Jordan’s first climbing club. Together they travel to the remote Jebel Suwebit, following in the footsteps of the old Bedouin hunters who created the first routes through the mountains.

A maths teacher from England, it seems unlikely that Rob Durran would become one of the most active and prolific climbers to frequent the wadi, but for the last fifteen years Rob has spent most of his free time in the desert. Hosted by the Bedouin on each of his trips without exception, he’s formed a bond and a relationship with these ‘cheeky, honourable nomads that is hard to rival’

Watch Episode 3 Here

COMPETITION: Win an adidas TERREX Agravic Alpha Hooded Shield Jacket with Pertex

To celebrate the release of Shifting Sands, the third episode in the Pertex Elemental Journeys Series we're giving you a chance to win a Agravic Alpha Hooded Shield Jacket...

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Congratulations to uistgr for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKC users.

There were 164 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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The warmest glove insulation on Earth: Outdoor Research Aerogel insulated gloves

Outdoor Research is combining its decades of experience building highly dexterous, durable gloves with an innovative new material – super-insulating PrimaLoft® Gold Aerogel, a first in the outdoor glove category.

Aerogel is the warmest insulation available today, and originally developed by NASA to insulate space suits. Used in the palms and fingers of the new Bitterblaze Gloves and Women’s Ouray Ice Gloves, Aerogel is a malleable solid made of more than 98 percent air and has incredibly low density and thermal conductivity. As opposed to traditional insulation, which traps heat, encapsulated Aerogel blocks cold from moving into the palms and also blocks heat from escaping. Moreover, Aerogel won’t compress the way traditional insulation does, which greatly compromises warmth.

The Bitterblaze and women’s Ouray Ice Gloves will be available from September’18.

Check out the gloves in the UKC ISPO Top 10
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