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Ascents Distinct Peaks Trip Reports Most Recent Ascent Vertical Gain Famous Climbers

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Top 100 Climbers by Total Vertical Gain

Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain data so list is not complete.

RankClimberAscentsPeaksTrip ReportsGain-FtGain-MList of ListsMost Recent Ascent
1.Bjørstad, Petter1215Ascent List1151Peak List  149Trip Reports  3,035,541  925,233List of Lists2015-02-28
2.Poulin, Dennis2097Ascent List1866Peak List  1203Trip Reports  2,775,545  845,986List of Lists2015-02-20
3.Jones, Ken2370Ascent List2194Peak List  358Trip Reports  2,753,453  839,252List of Lists2015-03-01
4.Earl, Edward1557Ascent List1439Peak List  206Trip Reports  2,372,941  723,272List of Lists2015-02-22
5.Lostracco, Ben3461Ascent List2600Peak List  1528Trip Reports  2,114,410  644,472List of Lists2015-03-02
6.Slayden, Greg1260Ascent List791Peak List  260Trip Reports  2,019,224  615,459List of Lists2015-03-01
7.Walker, Adam818Ascent List663Peak List  452Trip Reports  1,725,531  525,942List of Lists2015-02-25
8.Still, Ben458Ascent List458Peak List  144Trip Reports  1,600,519  487,838List of Lists2015-03-01
9.Michelson, Paul860Ascent List789Peak List  83Trip Reports  1,594,265  485,932List of Lists2015-02-28
10.Woodall, Rob3004Ascent List2962Peak List  503Trip Reports  1,402,890  427,601List of Lists2015-01-25
11.Gerber, Andrej268Ascent List268Peak List  153Trip Reports  1,333,726  406,520List of Lists2015-02-13
12.Barlow, James878Ascent List743Peak List  578Trip Reports  1,324,279  403,640List of Lists2015-02-27
13.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List315Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,227  391,737List of Lists2014-06-22
14.Willis, Craig825Ascent List775Peak List  75Trip Reports  1,274,689  388,525List of Lists2015-02-15
15.Wilson, Doug399Ascent List231Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,263,434  385,095List of Lists2014-12-13
16.Kassan, Eric617Ascent List550Peak List  469Trip Reports  1,249,383  380,812List of Lists2015-02-08
17.Sasso, John631Ascent List293Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-11-11
18.Painter, ChadL802Ascent List610Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,117,170  340,513List of Lists2015-02-28
19.Raether, Don754Ascent List656Peak List  479Trip Reports  1,077,898  328,543List of Lists2015-02-26
20.Sarna, John E734Ascent List587Peak List  245Trip Reports  1,055,903  321,839List of Lists2015-03-01
21.Dunham, Dave1265Ascent List798Peak List  1265Trip Reports  1,054,143  321,303List of Lists2015-02-06
22.Grant, Sam549Ascent List370Peak List  36Trip Reports  1,050,640  320,235List of Lists2015-03-01
23.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
24.Garneau, Robert734Ascent List441Peak List  205Trip Reports  1,024,008  312,118List of Lists2014-10-20
25.Ziak, Rodney1240Ascent List880Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,016,366  309,788List of Lists2015-01-21
26.Albert, Sean375Ascent List218Peak List  299Trip Reports  1,001,416  305,232List of Lists2015-02-16
27.Giurgiulescu, Mihai626Ascent List390Peak List  20Trip Reports  971,708  296,177List of Lists2015-02-28
28.Noel, Eric793Ascent List649Peak List  363Trip Reports  952,610  290,356List of Lists2015-02-22
29.Kelliher, Mat522Ascent List469Peak List  482Trip Reports  888,422  270,791List of Lists2015-02-27
30.Ells, Chris425Ascent List197Peak List  6Trip Reports  882,378  268,949List of Lists2014-10-25
31.Themer, Karl375Ascent List278Peak List    877,429  267,440List of Lists2015-03-01
32.Boos, Andy1289Ascent List867Peak List  2Trip Reports  854,265  260,380List of Lists2015-02-24
33.Boester, Brad367Ascent List350Peak List  133Trip Reports  845,272  257,639List of Lists2014-05-16
34.Bigelow, Andrew814Ascent List361Peak List  256Trip Reports  809,866  246,847List of Lists2015-02-28
35.Evans, Alexei317Ascent List140Peak List  86Trip Reports  787,752  240,107List of Lists2015-02-22
36.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
37.Kraai, Bryan593Ascent List526Peak List  201Trip Reports  730,537  222,668List of Lists2015-03-01
38.Hall, Len449Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
39.Oestreicher, Richard1116Ascent List793Peak List  946Trip Reports  718,893  219,119List of Lists2015-02-07
40.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
41.Wanberg, Michael406Ascent List214Peak List  328Trip Reports  667,302  203,394List of Lists2015-03-01
42.914, BMS268Ascent List215Peak List  265Trip Reports  657,735  200,478List of Lists2015-01-16
43. #, Ashwin229Ascent List77Peak List  74Trip Reports  650,300  198,211List of Lists2015-01-24
44.Straub, Chad258Ascent List190Peak List  217Trip Reports  629,861  191,982List of Lists2015-02-11
45.ONeill, Patrick472Ascent List410Peak List  41Trip Reports  619,566  188,844List of Lists2015-02-20
46.Hensley, Richard295Ascent List259Peak List  184Trip Reports  588,824  179,474List of Lists2014-11-03
47.Musser, William 773Ascent List588Peak List  512Trip Reports  563,336  171,705List of Lists2015-03-01
48.Rankine, Andrew273Ascent List224Peak List  267Trip Reports  563,207  171,665List of Lists2015-02-13
49.Russell, Ken442Ascent List434Peak List  133Trip Reports  557,234  169,845List of Lists2015-03-01
50.Morehouse, James352Ascent List251Peak List  192Trip Reports  552,344  168,354List of Lists2015-02-21
51.Kwok, Amy211Ascent List62Peak List  114Trip Reports  551,668  168,148List of Lists2015-02-22
52.Graham, James385Ascent List323Peak List  11Trip Reports  549,109  167,368List of Lists2015-02-22
53.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,732  159,634List of Lists2015-01-14
54.Lewis, Michael132Ascent List109Peak List  61Trip Reports  510,996  155,752List of Lists2014-12-30
55.Trošcák, Ondrej165Ascent List155Peak List  9Trip Reports  503,151  153,360List of Lists2015-02-14
56.Vadeboncoeur, Matt576Ascent List416Peak List  27Trip Reports  490,695  149,564List of Lists2015-02-28
57.Lockling, Tim404Ascent List178Peak List  129Trip Reports  486,264  148,213List of Lists2015-01-31
58.Murray, Robert333Ascent List216Peak List  89Trip Reports  479,000  145,999List of Lists2015-02-21
59.Johnson, Frederick1384Ascent List1052Peak List  449Trip Reports  474,514  144,632List of Lists2015-02-21
60.Myers, Steve327Ascent List175Peak List  19Trip Reports  472,286  143,953List of Lists2014-12-07
61.Schussler, Arne359Ascent List222Peak List  311Trip Reports  466,095  142,066List of Lists2014-10-20
62.Morris, Caleb293Ascent List261Peak List  251Trip Reports  465,339  141,835List of Lists2015-03-01
63.Vincent, Ida127Ascent List68Peak List  30Trip Reports  463,426  141,252List of Lists2015-02-21
64.Nakajima, Tomoko375Ascent List318Peak List  342Trip Reports  459,700  140,117List of Lists2014-09-11
65.Tibatong, Habakuk459Ascent List324Peak List  6Trip Reports  453,624  138,265List of Lists2015-02-28
66.Nash, Aaron139Ascent List76Peak List  65Trip Reports  448,866  136,814List of Lists2014-11-30
67.Stemm, Brad534Ascent List449Peak List  13Trip Reports  448,654  136,750List of Lists2015-02-21
68.Luettringhaus, Uwe263Ascent List229Peak List  11Trip Reports  448,358  136,660List of Lists2015-02-28
69.Laverdure, Jean André 1787Ascent List1125Peak List  526Trip Reports  432,589  131,853List of Lists2015-03-02
70.Peck, Lawrence347Ascent List197Peak List  347Trip Reports  431,131  131,409List of Lists2015-02-28
71.Dillmore, Shannon433Ascent List426Peak List  88Trip Reports  418,313  127,502List of Lists2015-01-24
72.Baker, Troy174Ascent List151Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2014-10-11
73.Peavy, Scott285Ascent List276Peak List    409,345  124,768List of Lists2015-02-15
74.Newton, Lee1108Ascent List1097Peak List  258Trip Reports  405,246  123,519List of Lists2015-02-07
75.Triska, Jan118Ascent List101Peak List  117Trip Reports  403,991  123,136List of Lists2015-02-23
76.Lockard, Alex158Ascent List64Peak List  12Trip Reports  401,504  122,378List of Lists2015-02-21
77.Wheeler, Terry709Ascent List629Peak List  36Trip Reports  398,031  121,320List of Lists2014-10-05
78.Jayaraman, Srikant259Ascent List232Peak List  42Trip Reports  394,293  120,181List of Lists2015-02-01
79.Murphy, John189Ascent List109Peak List  46Trip Reports  387,904  118,233List of Lists2015-02-22
80.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo219Ascent List167Peak List  15Trip Reports  387,850  118,217List of Lists2015-02-20
81.Eichas, Paul256Ascent List129Peak List    384,637  117,237List of Lists2014-10-20
82.Baxter, Dan482Ascent List445Peak List  162Trip Reports  382,663  116,636List of Lists2015-02-20
83.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
84.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
85.Darr, John 183Ascent List39Peak List  120Trip Reports  371,541  113,246List of Lists2015-02-24
86.Madhusudanan, Vineeth140Ascent List77Peak List  13Trip Reports  370,468  112,919List of Lists2014-12-13
87.Thomas, John164Ascent List161Peak List    370,400  112,898List of Lists2015-02-15
88.Wright, Wesley180Ascent List138Peak List    365,942  111,539List of Lists2015-02-08
89.Aschbrenner, Ryan546Ascent List471Peak List  299Trip Reports  363,939  110,929List of Lists2015-02-28
90.Bolton, Bob860Ascent List764Peak List  125Trip Reports  359,592  109,604List of Lists2015-02-20
91.Kalsing, Kristian106Ascent List59Peak List  38Trip Reports  357,125  108,852List of Lists2015-02-14
92.De Las Torres, Chiky371Ascent List339Peak List  61Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2015-02-28
93.Quinlan, Dan216Ascent List203Peak List  216Trip Reports  353,473  107,739List of Lists2014-10-11
94.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,754  107,519List of Lists2013-12-31
95.Snapp, Bryon82Ascent List34Peak List  15Trip Reports  352,336  107,392List of Lists2014-10-05
96.Stephens, Rich107Ascent List89Peak List  33Trip Reports  348,777  106,307List of Lists2014-08-05
97.Corcoran, Spencer348Ascent List187Peak List  283Trip Reports  338,243  103,096List of Lists2015-02-25
98.Hanson, Vic258Ascent List197Peak List  159Trip Reports  337,872  102,983List of Lists2015-02-14
99.Myers, Grant2204Ascent List2175Peak List  49Trip Reports  337,470  102,861List of Lists2015-02-21
100.Putnam, Mike110Ascent List61Peak List  50Trip Reports  331,657  101,089List of Lists2013-06-29

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