We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors for supporting us. They have shown so much generosity over the years, many right from the very start, and some of them joining us along the way. We have chosen our sponsors carefully, working 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. Many of our sponsors are independent brands, some are locally-based around Sheffield, and they all 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.
Since the first WTF, DMM have provided all things gear! The highlight is a personalised carabiner laser etched with ‘WTF2022’ for each participant. They bring harnesses, helmets and gear for learners to borrow, and for workshop-goers or leaders to use. The Rescue Course and Crack Climbing workshop tickets are supported by DMM.
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 to the designers. The Breaking Barriers workshop is supported by Rab, and they also commissioned the WTF2019 film ‘Over The Edge’.
Pertex are experts in lightweight fabrics used by mountaineers and climbers in beautiful environments, and they share our belief that we have a responsibility to do all that we can to minimise our impact on these environments.
Our 20 mentors will be AMI members, and the majority of these will be women. In this, AMI are working with us on our aim of supporting women in outdoor leadership. In addition, AMI will be supporting RCI-trainees towards getting their RCI qualification. Learn more about AMI here.
La Sportiva will be offering a range of climbing shoes to try on at the festival. Learners with no shoes can borrow some, and anyone else can also test out a pair for the weekend!
Supporting us from the beginning, Beta Climbing Designs, based in Sheffield, 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 too.
The BMC have supported our festival right from the start. This year they will be on hand for information and advice. They are also supporting the bursary for our Parent & Child ticket.
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 will be running the Learn to Lead workshop and will be on hand to answer any of your questions about qualifications.
Dometic are well known for their motorhome and campervan equipment, but are also now venturing into the outdoor industry with a range of coolboxes and drinkware. They will be on hand to chat about all things campervans and their new range.
BAM Clothing joined last year as our wellness partner. Champions of sustainability and founded on a passion to find the best the human spirit has to offer.
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!
UKC support WTF by helping us recruit for leaders, and supplying our core volunteers with some lovely goodies such as Rockfax guidebooks and subscriptions to the Rockfax app.
The lovely Pure & Fair are supporting this year's trad fest by supplying all of our sustainable nut sacks with a beautiful handmade soap for every festival goer.