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How to Pick the Best Rock Climbing Shoes for You

A breakdown of what to look for and what to know when it comes to climbing shoes.

How to Pick the Perfect Paddleboard

How do you pick the perfect board for you with so many choices? We break down board types, size, and silhouettes, uses and portability, accessories...

STAFF PICKS: Top Crampons for Mountaineers - Spring 2022

When mountaineering, crampons are at the top of the list of gear you need to stick each step on the way to the summit. These bad boys give mountain...

STAFF PICKS: Footwear Highlights by Brennan - Spring Edition!

Resident Shoe Guru and Ascent Outdoors veteran Brennan shares this review of top picks from our Spring line.

Do Your Backcountry Ski Boots Fit You Properly? 

Schedule an appointment with a Master Boot Fitter at our shop in Ballard to get your performance and comfort dialed. This article covers reasons w...

What Ski Will Lead You To Achieving Peak Radness?

Every year we selflessly galavant up into the mountains to try out each and every ski, for the SOLE purpose of being able to help you pick the rig...

Ski Boot Guide: What Style Of Ski Boot Is Right For You

This article covers the differences between Backcountry (Alpine Touring) ski boots and downhill boots, as well as the different styles of Alpine T...

Virtual Workout: Nov 2, 7:30pm

Alpine Training Project has teamed up with Ascent Outdoors to bring you a quad-burning pre-season workout with all proceeds benefiting the Northwe...

Trail Running In The Rain

If you live in the PNW you can’t be afraid of getting wet, but there is no rule that says you have to be wet and miserable. Here are our tips for e...

Northwest Avalanche Centre Fundraiser

Come support NWAC at our annual fundraiser! TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE You’ll watch Blank Collective's very latest ski film, "Tales From Cascadia", and...

Free Headlamp with $200+ In Store Purchase

Limited time only.... Spend $200+ get a free headlamp!

Now Renting SUPS and Packrafts!

We can’t wait to adventure on the water this summer with our NEW SUP’s and Packraft rentals available only at Ascent Outdoors!That’s right, we’re ...