Ascent Outdoors

Our go to Ski Shop in Seattle that is committed to offering the backcountry and alpine community a place to find the best gear and latest news from the mountains, as well as a venue to swap stories and meet new ski buddies to explore Northwest terrain. You’re as likely to see owner Adam Justin in the shop as you are to run into him in the mountains, where he spends most of his time off.

Field Touring Alpine (FTA) has been serving the independently minded climber and trekker since 1994. With bases in the Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA and field offices in season in Mendoza Argentina, and Skardu, Pakistan., FTA keeps developing and operating alpine and expedition programs at the highest level since pioneering dozens of Karakoram treks for University students in the early 1990’s. Leading the way to the highest point on the Earth’s surface, to the top of the world’s highest active volcano, to the top of the highest peaks in North and South America, on the longest ice traverse in the Himalayas, and forged new routes into areas that were, until recently, just ‘blanks on the map’.