Every fall, Women’s Wilderness hosts “Gear and Cheer” - our historic gathering of our community to celebrate the work we’ve done and recommit to our mission of supporting girls, women and LGBTQ+ people in finding power through the outdoors. It’s an opportunity for individuals and businesses to step up and support expanding access to the outdoors and helping individual girls, women, and LGBTQ+ folks experience the transformational potential that being outside offers. It's also an opportunity to connect with the communicate and share in the joy of the outdoors.


Gear and Cheer 2021 will be held both virtually and in-person (COVID-willing).

The event typically includes a silent auction of incredible swag and gear, a live auction with adventurous activities like trips, flight simulators, and rental condos around the country, as well as a large dose of inspirational stories from our work. All money raised goes towards getting people who experience barriers to being outdoors on trails and climbing ropes. 

Past sponsors of the event include national brands such as REI, Petzl, Miir, Deuter and Osprey, as well as local businesses.

If you want to make new connections, contribute and gather with other like-minded individuals with a commitment to social justice and the outdoors, join us. 2021 dates will be announced via email and on this page in the spring. 

It’s a chance to celebrate our work and invite folks to support us. 

You can get involved by…

  • Attending
  • Donating
  • Volunteering
  • Becoming a corporate sponsor 

Scroll down for more information. 

Check out the video from our 2020 Virtual Gear and Cheer, featuring professional climber Nina Williams and Women’s Wilderness participant Aaina Qazi. 


Help make Gear & Cheer a fun and memorable event.

In-kind donations are key to the success of Gear & Cheer. We depend on the generosity of businesses and suppliers that can provide the goods that attendees can enjoy or bid on during the event. Here are some items that we are always excited to receive:

  • Big items for live auction, such as skis and snowboards, stand-up-paddle boards
  • Experiences, such as vacation rentals, trips, excursions, massages, training
  • Smaller items for bundles or game prizes, such as backpacks, socks, cases of wine
  • Food and beverage (for the event) 


We are open to receiving items at any time of year, however usually focus on the preparation for this event in late summer. If you’d like to discuss a potential contribution to Gear & Cheer, please contact Sarah, our Executive Director.


There are unique benefits to being a corporate sponsor of Gear & Cheer.

Your sponsorship of this event will provide your company or organization with valuable opportunities to get in front of our audience. As one of our largest events all year, this event has broad reach within a highly qualified audience of outdoor enthusiasts and more experienced recreationalists. Your support will not only help girls get outside, but also be an opportunity to show brand alignment with our mission. 

We have the following tiers of sponsorship:

  • Title Sponsor – $10,000
  • Trail Magic Sponsor – $5,000
  • Trail Angel Sponsor – $2,500
  • Trailhead Sponsor – $1,000
  • Trail Mix Sponsor – $500


For more information on what you get at each tier, see the one-sheet from our most recent Gear & Cheer.