Past festivals

2021

After a fallow year due to COVID-19, it is so good to be back. After two years of planning, a lot's been added to this year's festival to try and make it the best yet! New additions alongside morning yoga and breezy ecoloos include the Mountain Training's Learning to Lead workshop and AMI's Breaking Barrier workshop - both prove very popular. 2021 also sees the start of our partnership with AMI, working together to increase the number of mentors at the festival.

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This is a fantastic festival made with community at its heart, a sense of belonging; a space where women support women but are also supported by men who understand the need to create a safe space for women to climb in the outdoors.

Marie
Learner

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A totally inspiring weekend for everyone involved, no matter what level they are at. Collaboration and community at it's best.

Esther
Mentor

2020

After months of organisation, we were devastated to have to cancel our 2020 festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, still keen to give something back to our wonderful community we launched our Climbers Like Me Series which set about challenging the old school perception of what it means to be a 'climber'. Alongside this, Rab also launched a film on the four organisers of WTF called 'Over the Edge'. Turned out to be a busy year after all!

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Try not to stare at someone if they look different – it is hard because as humans we are curious of things we don’t often see.

Hannah
She/her

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Being outdoors and having the space it allows to ‘breath’, away from binary spaces and judgments which has really helped me. 

Aghi
He/him or they/them

2019

The festival is still growing...we're now over 300 people! Tickets sell out instantly, in the refresh of a page. We add new ticket types, the 'Rescue Course' and 'Parent & Child' tickets, and a masterclass for the Climber ticket holders. Our new home is Clark Farm, with breathtaking views of Sheffield framing the site. The weekend is peppered with morning runs, woodfired pizza, campfire vibes and haybale sessions.

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Teaching was a rewarding experience for me. It has got me more psyched for my

MIA training next month.

Morag Eagleson

Leader

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It is such a fun and supportive environment. I love how involved the sponsors are. It really feels like a little community.

Adele Doran

Rescue Course

2018

The team has a rejig - Katy passes the baton to Hetty from Rab, who impressed us last year with her epic organisation. An excellent call. Now we're almost 200 people strong. Tickets sell out in 4 minutes (faster than Glastonbury!). We introduce 'Climber' tickets and move to Thorpe Farm, with excellent views of Stanage.