About Us

Ascent Recreation, LLC was established in 2013 by Scott McDonald. What started as an adventure consulting and recreation event planning company out of Newman Lake, Washington, has expanded to include a Canine Series. While back-country skiing with his dog, Kiah, Scott realized that her delicate underbelly was in need of protection from the snow and cold. After no success in his search for a full underbelly protection harness, Scott decided to design his own, hence the Base Shield was born.

With a passion for the outdoors, Ascent Recreation, strives to build community through all variety of year round recreational pursuits. Engage everyone (including our pet companions) in shared interests such as skiing, running, water sports and beyond. Through event management, individual outings and education we continue to encourage people to stay active with our motto "Go Play Outside!" 

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Washington. He earned a double Post Baccaloreate Degree in Recreation Management and Outdoor Recreation from Eastern Washington University. He has been an active member in the Outdoor Recreation community for over a decade. 

Scott McDonald & Kiah