Meaning of “ascent” - Learner’s Dictionary

ascent

noun uk us /əˈsent/
CLIMB [ C ]

a movement or climb up something:

his first ascent of the mountain
BECOMING SUCCESSFUL [ no plural ]

a time when someone starts to become successful:

The book describes his rapid ascent from truck driver to film star.
PATH UP [ C ]

a path or road that goes up a hill or mountain:

a steep ascent

(Definition of “ascent” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)