We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors for supporting us. They have shown so much generosity over the year, many of them right from the very start. We have chosen to have only a small number of sponsors, but to work closely with them so that they can be an integral and valuable part of what we offer as a festival.
We aim to work with brands who best align with our values. Our sponsors are all independent British brands, many locally-based around Sheffield who make and offer high-quality products and services. Many are aligned with our sustainability ethos, and all have a real desire to support women in the outdoor industry. Each sponsor is intentionally chosen to represent a specific area, and offer something unique to the festival.
The BMC cover all things insurance and safety. As a registered BMC event, we are granted cover under their comprehensive insurance policy, making everything we do possible. At the event, the BMC offer information and advice and the president Lynn Robinson brings endless psyche and enthusiasm!
This year the BMC are subsidising a ‘Climbing For All’ course for some of the leaders to enhance their practice with disability training.
The BMC will also run a film night to launch the ‘Women In Adventure’ Film Competition.
Rab is our t-shirt hero! The amazing Rab shirts, printed with the WTF logo, have been a huge success splashing the crags with bright colours! Rab uses the festival as an opportunity to learn more about what women want from their clothing and often brings new products to the event to gain valuable insight and give women the chance to speak directly the designers themselves.
Rab also sponsor the basecamp marquee and commissioned the WTF2018 film.
DMM provides all things gear! The highlight is a personalised carabiner laser etched with ‘WTF2019’ for each participant. They bring harnesses, helmets and gear for learners to borrow, and for climbers or leaders to test.
This year we will be running a Climber's Self-Rescue Course in conjunction with DMM.
Mountain Training support leadership, careers and advice, working closely with us to support women in outdoor leadership roles. They offer an advice clinic to our leaders and aspiring leaders on outdoor careers and next steps. They also support our festival mentors.
Outside Shop in Hathersage have supported us as our retail partner since the very start. They offer discounts, brews and cake and are the perfect place to buy your first trad rack! They are also hosting the BMC film night for us this year.
Beta Climbing Designs offer Shoes, Chalk and Skincare. A whole range of Tenaya shoes can be tried on and tested throughout the weekend. They offer loads of advice and you can buy shoes from them too.
UKClimbing supports us running articles, advertising the festival and together with Rockfax, gives each of the core volunteers a brand new guidebook of choice to thank them for their hard work at the weekend!