We are raising money to help resettle our team members who have been evacuated, as well as to prepare future programming for our new reality in Kabul & beyond. 
Donate now to Ascend's Fundraiser:

If you prefer to write a check, please make it out to Ascend and mail it to: P.O. Box 7734, Arlington, VA 22207. Thank you!

Ascend is an NGO that empowers young Afghan women through holistic athletics-based leadership education while sending a greater message to the world: women deserve rights, respect, and power.

Since 2015, Ascend girls have transformed themselves and their communities through exceptional athletic achievement and inspirational community service. In 2018, an Ascend team member became the first Afghan woman to stand atop Mt. Noshaq [7492m], Afghanistan's highest peak.

Heading into 2022, Ascend team members are adjusting to new realities in Kabul and new lives in Chile, Ireland, Denmark, USA, and other willing host countries. They need your support.
Helping young women in Afghanistan 
climb to their potential.
We are an international not-for-profit organization working in Afghanistan to empower young women through mountaineering based leadership training.

Learn more about our mission to empower young Afghan women.

WhatsApp Image 2021-08-23 at 21.16.41.jpeg

We don't believe in limitations. Learn about how we are beating them.

Our two-year development programs equip young women in Afghanistan to meet the challenges they face in everyday life.

Latest News

A Message from the Girls



Follow Us

  • LinkedIn
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon