An international not-for-profit organization working in Afghanistan to empower young women through mountaineering based leadership training. Helping young women in Afghanistan climb to their potential.
Our two-year development programs equip young women in Afghanistan to meet the challenges they face in everyday life.
OUR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Each year, we recruit a new team of Afghan girls aged 15-24 to embark on a challenging two-year mountaineering program to become the next generation of leaders.
In Kabul, the team trains six days a week. We develop strong bodies and strong minds through physical fitness, community volunteering projects, rock climbing, and team building activities. The second year team mentors the first year team and alumnae stay connected with the program through outreach and employment opportunities, creating an Ascend network of accomplished and supportive women in Afghanistan.