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Superior traction, performance, and comfort for winter expeditions.

From MSR's most aggressive line comes the Lightning Ascent Snowshoe. When your backcountry adventure has you facing the most demanding conditions, the Lightning Ascent utilizes the latest generation of proprietary winter travel technology to help you get from A to B without any icy obstacles holding you back.
  • New Torsion2 crampons feature independently flexible split teeth that maintain continuous contact with the ground to better distribute forces on rugged terrain
  • Modular Flotation technology lets you quickly attach Lightning flotation tails (sold separately) to help bear extra weight or navigate extra-deep snow fields
  • PosiLock AT Binding System holds your foot securely in place for optimal energy transfer and reduced slipping even on steep terrain
  • 360 Traction frames offer edge-to-edge grip for navigating slippery terrain
  • Ergo Televator engages with simple flick of a pole to help reduce fatigue on steep inclines