Mountain Safety Research

Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

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Traction frames deliver a level of ultralight security that tubular frames simply can't—especially on traverses. Dual-component PosiLock AT bindings offer the most secure attachment, while aggressive steel cross members and easily engaged Ergo Televators back you up with every step. And like all of MSR's snowshoes, Lightning Ascents offer the all-condition adaptability of our Modular Flotation tails.

  • Unrivaled Traction: 360° Traction frames deliver edge-to-edge grip, and split teeth of Torsion2 crampons better distribute forces and offer more continuous contact—delivering unmatched traction on any terrain, in any conditions.
  • Secure Attachment: Two-piece, independently conforming PosiLock AT bindings create our most secure, freeze-resistant attachment, regardless of footwear.
  • All-Condition Adaptability: Add-on Modular Flotation tails allow you the maneuverability of a smaller, primary snowshoe with the added, on-demand flotation of optional, 5-inch (13-cm) tails.
  • Uphill Efficiency: Ergo Televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps with an ergonomic design that engages with a simply flick of a pole grip.
  • Women's Low-Profile Frames: Narrow frames are ideal for women, those with a narrow gait, or anyone seeking the lightest snowshoe possible.