Inspiration Awards



Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate those that have inspired and encouraged others to adventure and explore on Night 1! Congratulations to the 2018 Inspiration Awards Winners:

  • Lifetime Achievement: Jake Burton Carpenter and Donna Carpenter
  • Individual: Kimberley Barreda – para-athlete and founder of Unlimbited, Kim has been an advocate and proponent of maximizing the potential of the disabled population through outdoor sports programs.
  • Retailer: Gear Coop – Combining aspects of local advocacy, festival-like special events, and e-commerce; Terry Lee and his partners at Gear Coop have grown a community of young and enthusiastic outdoorists.
  • Non-Profit: Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics – Organization focused on promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation by all outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Manufacturer: United By Blue – Provides responsibly made and sourced apparel and accessories while working to raise awareness for ocean and waterway conservation.
  • The Youth Award: Margo Hayes – National champion in women’s sport climbing and first woman to ascend “Bad Girls Club,” one of Colorado’s most difficult climbing routes.