Women's Ascent Shell (Pre Order)


A unique natural fiber 3-layer waterproof technical shell crafted with Swiss precision from Schoeller c_change® wool to comfortably take you to the highest elevations.

Adaptable 20k/20k windproof and waterproof membrane

Guaranteed Delivery by 9/1

Color: Atmosphere

Guaranteed delivery 9/1

Channeling the Female Founders of ski mountaineering such Lucy Walker and the spirit of the natural fibers from which original mountaineering outerwear was fabricated, Alps & Meters has designed the W’s Ascent Shell.  Like its sisters of old, this traditional alpine garment revisits the origins of classic outerwear with a focus upon maximum mountain-ready function and comprehensive performance. Crafted to protect from the elements while commanding lightweight versatility, the W’s Ascent Shell is the perfect companion for the Female Mountaineers in pursuit of alpine sport alpine sport at elevation.

The Women's Ascent Shell features a Blue Sign certified, 3-layer Schoeller wool-blend shell fabric. With a remarkable 20k/20k waterproof rating, this fabric provides a complete shield from wind and snow, ensuring dry and protected alpine excursions. Its innovative "C-Change" technology adapts to fluctuating body temperatures and activity level, regulating moisture and maintaining optimum comfort.

Embrace the heritage of alpine sport and explre the mountains with confidence. The Ascent Shell is the ultimate companion for the off-piste Alpinist, providing unrivaled protection, comfort, and durability. 

Features & Benefits

Dry & Protected

Blue Sign certified, 20k/20k waterproof, 2-layer Schoeller wool-blend shell fabric with "C-Change" technology shields from wind and snow

Interior windproof/waterproof membrane.

Maximum Utility

Helmet compatible, adjustable hood design.

Classic front closure with face guard for enhanced wind protection.

Underarm venting provides easy ventilation.

Drop tail for enhanced coverage

Flap-protected, hand-warmer pockets and additional, zippered hand pockets for easy access and dry storage

Built to Last

Reinforced elbow and shoulder panels accommodate ski carry for long-lasting garment durability.

The pinnacle of protection, born from history

The Golden Age of first ascents during the late 19th century, alpinists were captivated by the alluring call of the mountains. These brave souls embraced the frigid embrace of the peaks, braving variable atmospheres and treacherous terrains. But to conquer such majestic heights, they needed more than just courage and skill; they needed the perfect garments that could withstand the ever-changing conditions of their alpine journeys.

In the spirit of the intrepid Founding Fathers of ski mountaineering, such as the legendary Fridtjof Nansen, Alps & Meters has embarked on a quest to channel the very essence of those early days. Drawing inspiration from the natural fibers that birthed the original mountaineering outerwear, they have meticulously crafted the Ascent Insulated Jacket—a true homage to the heritage that forged the path for mountain adventurers.

Forged Performance

With its Blue Sign certified 2-layer Schoeller wool-blend shell fabric, fortified with the remarkable "C-Change" technology, this jacket stands tall against wind, snow, and rain. With a remarkable 20k/20k waterproof rating, it fearlessly defies the elements, ensuring you stay dry and protected in the face of nature's fury. Its interior windproof and waterproof membrane is an impenetrable shield that preserves your comfort and confidence in any mountainous terrain.

But the Ascent Insulated Jacket is not just about extraordinary protection—it embodies the spirit of adventure and offers unrivaled versatility. Whether you're navigating a frozen peak or maneuvering through a challenging ice climb, this jacket embraces your every move, keeping you snug and agile throughout your journey.


The RECCO reflector makes the wearer searchable to rescuers. RECCO reflectors are lightweight passive transponders that require no power or activation to function, consisting of a diode and an antenna built directly into the jacket.

RECCO reflectors are designed to last a lifetime and do not age or wear out. If not mechanically damaged they will last forever.