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ARTICLE: Playing with Fear

What is Fear? What exactly is going on in the body? Why would anyone put themselves in that position? Can you train yourself to manage fear or even enjoy it? Could a deeper understanding improve your climbing…or coaching? Mountaineering instructor Sally Lisle explains...

REVIEW: Rab Women's Photon X Jacket

With plenty of warmth for its weight, this is an excellent belay jacket for low-to-mid grade climbing, says Helen Rennard, though for extended belays on harder routes she'd...

SHOW REPORT: ISPO 2018 - Final Report

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...
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DOLOMITE Steinbock Low 2.0

Made for mountain approaches over long routes on mixed terrain, the Steinbock Low GTX 2.0 is a particularly comfortable, sturdy and very stable shoe.

Suede upper and tongue, stretch collar, protective heel cup, rubber tip and Gore-Tex® lining are fundamental elements for a product that delivers all that is essential in a reliable, long-lasting shoe.

The Steinbock Low GTX 2.0 is not only a shoe for climbers but also for indefatigable lovers of mountain walking.

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COMPETITION: Win 1 of 3 Petzl BOREO Helmets

For more than 40 years Petzl has been synonymous in the world of rock climbing, caving and alpinism. Petzl's helmets are renowned for their innovation and cover iconic...

Photo of the Week
In the jaws of The Black Spout

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

There were 153 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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Alpkit Apogee Jacket

The Apogee is a tough and toasty Primaloft Gold winter belay jacket for keeping warm when resting, at belay stances, and between those stints of being a hero.

Whether you're crawling out of your tent on a cold morning, belaying your partner from the top of a pitch, waiting for the midnight changeover on a 24 hour enduro, or emerging from an open water swim, who would say no to being swaddled by 100gsm of Primaloft Gold insulation?

A helmet compatible hood, integrated wrist-warmers, and an internal zip baffle are all designed to fend off draughts. The two-way zip makes it comfy over a harness, and a relaxed cut lets you layer up when the temperatures plummet. With less insulation in the arms and hood it allows for more freedom of movement.

Weight: Men's Medium 535 g
Fill: 100gsm Primaloft Gold (body), 80gsm (hood and arms)
Price: RRP £160

Men's and Women's Models Available

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