Peakbagger.com

Peakbagger.com - Climber Search and Hall of Fame

Show Page using Metric Units

Search for a Climber

Last Name:
First Name:
Nation:
State/Prov:

Hall of Fame Climber Lists

Most Ascents Logged
Most Vertical Gain
Most Distance Hiked
Most Trip Reports
Highest P-Index
Highest I-Index
Random Famous Climbers
Most Recent Ascent
Most Peaks on Lists
Most Distinct Peaks/Points
Most Peaks - Prom > 100'
Most Peaks - Prom > 300'
Most Peaks - Prom > 1000'
Most Peaks - Prom > 2000'
Most Peaks - Prom > 3000'
Most Peaks - Prom > 5000'

Top 200 Climbers by Vertical Gain

Note that not all climbers record vertical gain for their climbs/hikes, and many may not log consistently or rigorously.

RankClimber NameHome LocationVert-ftMost Recent AscentMost Recent PeakElev-ftPeak Location
1.Gerlach, GregUSA-CA4,187,9202017-08-17Peak 1297812978USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland4,005,1762017-08-13Setnesfjellet4062Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR2,971,9252017-01-17Black Point1791USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA2,953,3842017-08-18Mount Cleveland10466USA-MT
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA2,544,0782017-08-18Vedder Peak3035Canada-BC
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA2,422,1822015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)8976USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX2,390,6372017-08-16 bBean Hill428USA-NY
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA2,317,3222017-08-06Red Mountain5890USA-WA
9.Grant, SamUSA-UT2,288,6222017-08-16Mount Olympus9026USA-UT
10.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA2,253,7732017-08-13Peak 82488248USA-CA
11.Still, BenUSA-AK2,160,5702017-08-19Mount Warren13307USA-CO
12.Thomas, WillUSA-WA1,961,6942017-08-15Denny Mountain-South Peak5520USA-WA
13.Boulier, BrandonCanada-AB1,957,1652017-08-13The Fist8629Canada-AB
14.Barlow, JamesUSA-WA1,775,9082017-07-15 bMount Tamalpais-East Peak2572USA-CA
15.Kassan, EricUSA-NV1,758,2682017-08-19Mount Tenabo9153USA-NV
16.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA1,738,6692017-08-11 fFrench Benchmark1138USA-MI
17.Woodall, RobUK-England1,666,2402017-08-15Silver Star Mountain6198Canada-BC
18.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE1,599,2382017-08-19Großer Feldberg2884Germany-HE
19.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA1,590,5182017-08-17Cinnabar Mountain8403USA-ID
20.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL1,532,6662017-07-04Khalaca / Xalasxox12920Georgia
21.Willis, CraigUSA-WA1,488,1662017-08-19Bald Mountain6668USA-OR
22.Albert, SeanUSA-WA1,398,0372017-08-06Prusik Peak8000USA-WA
23.Wilson, DougUSA-WA1,356,3462017-08-10Mineral Mountain6500USA-WA
24.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR1,341,5992017-08-06West Onion Peak3076USA-OR
25.Boos, AndyUSA-WA1,326,7852017-08-03Mount Stimson10142USA-MT
26.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV1,285,3882014-06-22Raintree Peak10104USA-NV
27.Raether, DonUSA-CA1,273,8682017-07-05 bPk 43004300USA-AK
28.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH1,245,7642017-06-25Bondcliffs4265USA-NH
29.Painter, ChadUSA-WA1,229,9362017-07-31 bCowlitz Chimneys-Central Peak7421USA-WA
30.Sarna, John EUSA-OR1,199,0502017-08-17Bald Hill755USA-OR
31.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY1,197,9012016-07-16Mount Adams3520USA-NY
32.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA1,191,4152017-08-06Hurlburt’s Hill1034USA-NY
33. #, AshwinUSA-WA1,083,4922016-12-31Mount Si4180USA-WA
34.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA1,069,1032017-08-17Scar Ridge-Middle Peak3480USA-NH
35.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA1,056,4232017-08-13Mount Julius Caesar13200USA-CA
36.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA1,048,2412017-08-12Green Mountain6500USA-WA
37.Thate, KarineUSA-MA1,027,2642013-05-27 hZealand Mountain4240USA-NH
38.Noel, EricUSA-WA1,024,6582017-08-17Blue Lake Ridge5738USA-WA
39.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA1,017,0272017-07-22Muir Peak10188USA-WA
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR988,4522017-08-15Pyramid Lake hill3000USA-WA
41.Musser, William USA-FL962,2352017-08-17Green Mountain6855USA-CO
42.Themer, KarlUSA-WA950,0252017-08-12Tatoosh Peak6310USA-WA
43.Young, CliffUSA-ME949,5572017-08-10Little Bigelow Mountain3060USA-ME
44.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA949,4612017-08-19Kiowa Mesa7502USA-NM
45.Boester, BradUSA-NV916,8762017-05-26Becky Peak10007USA-NV
46.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV902,9082017-08-15Mount Whitney14498USA-CA
47.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA894,1782017-04-15 cRamona Overlook Peak2635USA-CA
48.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO888,6022017-07-28Cyclone Mountain13596USA-CO
49.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA882,6272017-08-19 bBonneville Peak9271USA-ID
50.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ878,5722017-06-12Peak 19871987USA-AZ
51.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA870,8982017-07-22Albany Hill310USA-CA
52.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH839,7762017-08-08Mount Carrigain4680USA-NH
53.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA836,3812017-07-11Ingalls Peak7662USA-WA
54.Hall, LenUSA-NH821,0972017-07-05Ascutney North3094USA-VT
55.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT814,8282017-08-15 bCache Peak10339USA-ID
56.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice813,6702017-08-13Gánok (Attempt)8077Slovakia
57.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA785,1472017-08-02 bMiddle Sister10047USA-OR
58.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia769,9822017-07-16La Mola3619Spain
59.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA765,0462017-08-05San Jacinto Peak10839USA-CA
60.Myers, GrantUSA-WA752,3932017-08-19White Mountain West10442USA-ID
61.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH750,0532017-07-16 bPeak 6132011USA-WA
62.Straub, ChadUSA-WA749,5472017-08-15Forbidden Peak8815USA-WA
63.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY747,2192017-08-18 bWashington Hill1175USA-MA
64.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY743,4832017-08-07East Gros Ventre Butte7408USA-WY
65.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV741,4352017-08-17 bPeak 1297812978USA-CA
66.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA737,6912017-08-18East Gros Ventre Butte (Attempt)7408USA-WY
67.Russell, KenUSA-WA710,9902017-06-28Little Mountain2972USA-WA
68.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA708,5192017-07-31Martin Peak8511USA-WA
69.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ704,9102017-06-04Králický Sněžník4672Czech Republic/Poland
70.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC704,8562017-06-29Mount Timmia-Northwest Peak2497Canada-NU
71.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA674,4452015-06-01Vista Point245USA-CA
72.914, BMSUSA-NV670,1812017-05-20Fletcher Peak10236USA-NV
73.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH657,1852017-08-19Ladies Delight Hill562USA-ME
74.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA651,7962017-08-12North Sister10085USA-OR
75.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB651,3862017-05-14Lakeview Peak6348Canada-AB
76.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA650,6492017-08-14Denk Mountain1050USA-CA
77.Darr, John USA-WY632,3542017-08-15Bunsen Peak8564USA-WY
78.Graham, JamesUSA-CA631,9522017-08-08Piestewa Peak2606USA-AZ
79.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH628,2072017-08-04Huron Peak14003USA-CO
80.Stemm, BradUSA-CA621,3772017-08-02 3XGuna Benchmark719USA-CA
81.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA609,1282017-07-23 bCollar Mountain5851USA-WA
82.Lara, SandyUSA-CA596,2462017-07-27Avalanche Peak10568USA-WY
83.Bolton, BobUSA-WA590,6132017-08-19Smoky Dome10095USA-ID
84.Morris, CalebUSA-WA590,2342017-07-16Pine Mountain6509USA-OR
85.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL586,6372017-08-05Monte Cadria7395Italy
86.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA576,2052017-07-16Mount Baker10781USA-WA
87.Olson, DavidUSA-CO556,5982017-08-13 2Round Top Hill1781USA-MA
88.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH553,0512017-08-16Kearsarge North3268USA-NH
89.Murray, RobertUSA-MA552,1752017-07-24Harmon Hill2320USA-VT
90.Nash, AaronUSA-WA550,0652017-07-22Mount Rainier14411USA-WA
91.Peck, LawrenceUSA-MA549,6032017-07-01Mount Adams5799USA-NH
92.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA535,9222017-06-04Mount Saint Helens8333USA-WA
93.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ535,3822017-08-05Devils Playground13060USA-CO
94.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT531,2552017-06-05Deseret Peak11031USA-UT
95.Scott, BrianUSA-CA530,2072017-08-13 cZahniser Peak10056USA-CA
96.Winston, KeithUSA-CA525,0162017-08-18Alexander Peak4107USA-CA
97.Partridge, RichardUSA-CA520,1322017-08-12Cutthroat Peak8050USA-WA
98.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya520,1042017-08-15Monte Coglians9121Austria/Italy
99.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA516,0202017-08-14Grays Peak7920USA-CA
100.Triska, JanCanada-ON512,9432017-07-19Hollyburn Mountain4350Canada-BC
101.Lap, SébastienCanada506,3702017-08-18Cap de Wilson Pond817Canada-QC
102.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME500,4542016-09-15Mount Abram1980USA-ME
103.Myers, SteveUSA-CO485,7382017-01Longmont High Point5095USA-CO
104.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA467,7362017-08-18Hyndman Peak12009USA-ID
105.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC464,4462017-08-03 bMont de la rivière du Milieu3346Canada-QC
106.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR463,7722017-08-12Table Rock4881USA-OR
107.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA463,0582017-08-09Mount Elphinstone4154Canada-BC
108.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.462,1502017-08-16Cima del Redentore (Attempt)8031Italy
109.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO461,7962017-07-16Fletcher Mountain13951USA-CO
110.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC461,2622017-07-08Mauna Loa13679USA-HI
111.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY450,5102017-08-12Zealand Mountain4240USA-NH
112.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH449,0832017-08-06Potash Mountain2680USA-NH
113.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV443,9692017-08-11Lincoln County High Point5950USA-ID
114.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA441,2202017-08-12Putrid Petes Peak5200USA-WA
115.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD440,8442017-07-22Crazy Peak (Attempt)11209USA-MT
116.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY436,1492017-08-18Steamboat Rock2312USA-WA
117.Dolan, JayUSA-CA435,6462017-08-12Mount Pugh7201USA-WA
118.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA429,8702017-07-03 bTelegraph Peak8985USA-CA
119.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID429,4502017-07-29Okanogan Post Office Lookout Site800USA-WA
120.Hanson, VicUSA427,3252017-07-10Mount Elbert14433USA-CO
121.Horbal, MattUSA-NV426,5572017-08-18Freel Peak10881USA-CA
122.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT422,0862017-06-09Broad Fork Twin Peaks-West Peak11328USA-UT
123.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC419,9452017-08-19Mont du Loup-Garou1608Canada-QC
124.Baxter, DanUSA-CA419,7282017-01-14Panoramic Point7526USA-CA
125.Baker, TroyUSA-WA417,0952016-10-22Deer Point7040USA-ID
126.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO409,1142017-06-19Mummy Mountain13425USA-CO
127.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC401,1802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain3497USA-NY
128.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT398,5552015-08-22Gore Mountain3563USA-NY
129.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR395,2522017-07-15Columbia Hill8117USA-OR
130.Stokes, BenUSA-UT394,1072017-07-09Clipper Peak9207USA-UT
131.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR393,5412016-09-10Broken Top9175USA-OR
132.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ392,8182016-09-03Mount Peale12721USA-UT
133.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA387,0992017-05-06Mount Erie1273USA-WA
134.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA386,4332016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak7435USA-WA
135.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME386,2102017-04-29 bBlack Mountain1094USA-ME
136.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH385,1062017-08-17 bMores Mountain7237USA-ID
137.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ380,7972017-06-20Baldhead Mountain-South Peak3097USA-NH
138.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO369,2932017-08-19Weld County High Point6380USA-CO
139.Berger, TimUSA-CA366,7722017-08-06Pyramid Peak9983USA-CA
140.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA359,3542016-06-10Sahale Peak8680USA-WA
141.Colbert, JonNew Zealand357,4152016-07-11Single Cone7608New Zealand
142.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR356,5722017-08-12Signal Buttes5181USA-OR
143.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA354,9462017-07-16Peak 76807680USA-CA
144.Hudson, TimUSA-WA352,7802013-12-31Tusk O'Granite5566USA-WA
145.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA352,3252017-08-12Kelso Mountain13154USA-CO
146.Hirniak, JosephUSA343,5742017-08-10East Pocket Knob7196USA-AZ
147.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA342,8272017-02-11Kalahaku Overlook9324USA-HI
148.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY341,6832017-08-03Goodman Mountain2178USA-NY
149.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO340,1632017-07-01Mount Spalding13842USA-CO
150.Layton, TomUSA-NC336,0202017-08-19Elk Knob5520USA-NC
151.Porter, CarryUSA-WA334,2252017-07-16Kololo Peaks8200USA-WA
152.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA331,6662013-06-29Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
153.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM328,0802017-08-03Cabezon Peak7785USA-NM
154.M, JoeCanada-AB325,3012013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)11375Canada-AB/BC
155.Gopal, Gokul324,9162014-08-13Skunk Knob11099USA-WY
156.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC324,0392014-10-12Mont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
157.Rhude, David J.USA-MN323,9362017-08-15Mauna Kea13796USA-HI
158.McAllister, MarkUK-England322,6352017-08-19 fHavering Atte Bower Farm344UK-England
159.Stone, PeterUK-England319,3422017-08-17 bGroßglockner12461Austria
160.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK315,8372017-08-18 bHale-Bopp Peak5800USA-AK
161.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA314,4252017-08-08 2xMount Russell14088USA-CA
162.Darby, DavidUSA-MA312,8732017-07-24Arthur’s Seat823UK-Scotland
163.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA311,1402017-06-25Silers Bald5607USA-NC/TN
164.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ307,6842016-01-31Klissberget873Sweden
165.Willis, DavidCanada-BC303,1762017-07-16Unnecessary North Peak5062Canada-BC
166.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.297,2262017-07-08Cresta Sassetelli-Cima 21397018Italy
167.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY296,9722017-08-14Wörner8123Germany-BY
168.Witt, JoseUSA-NV296,0962017-07-10Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim14200USA-WA
169.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA295,0702017-08-01Signal Hill459Canada-NL
170.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA294,1432016-09-24Newcastle Hills1120USA-WA
171.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT289,5472015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)29029China/Nepal
172.Sexauer, GustavUSA-AZ287,0602017-08-19Black Mountain3398USA-AZ
173.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland279,4652017-06-05Løvstakken1565Norway
174.Meneely, JimUSA-CA278,8062017-07-22Mount Lowe5603USA-CA
175.Valaitis, DeividasCzech Republic-Prague277,7692017-08-19Hausberg7169Austria
176.Still, JillUSA-AK276,9762017-07-31Thorodin Mountain10540USA-CO
177.Kemp, BenUSA-NY276,0582014-09-28Chimney Mountain2710USA-NY
178.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ275,5532017-08-16Great Hill135USA-NY
179.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB275,3812017-08-01Mount Lefroy11293Canada-AB/BC
180.Wiley, JohnUSA-NY274,1842017-08-17 bGraham Mountain3868USA-NY
181.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC273,4602017-05-22Brasstown Bald4784USA-GA
182.Man, MapUSA-NH270,5542017-07-01Bacon Ledge1949USA-NH
183.Alexa, RichardSlovakia-No State269,1162017-05-27 bLe Croisse Baulet7336France
184.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA268,7172017-02-05Hastings Peak4000USA-CA
185.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland267,6662017-08-08Großglockner (Attempt)12461Austria
186.Howe, NoelUSA-WA267,3582017-08-05 bCopper Peak8964USA-WA
187.Olson, AndersCanada-BC266,5532017-03-17Shore Line Butte663USA-CA
188.Honey, Gary265,1162015-08-17Pico Ruivo6109Portugal
189.Lakin, BethUSA-CO265,0942017-08-05Mount of the Holy Cross14005USA-CO
190.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV264,7112017-08-06Provo Peak11068USA-UT
191.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA263,7772017-07-20Shellrock Mountain4444USA-OR
192.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA262,5492015-01-03 cMount Abraham4040USA-ME
193.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA261,5792016-09-04Mount Cardigan3123USA-NH
194.Rice, ScottUSA-WA260,4152017-08-15 dConey Peak4080USA-WA
195.Hill, William "Billy"259,2352010-09-17Black Down919UK-England
196.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA257,6752017-08-03Half Dome8840USA-CA
197.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME257,4432016-11-13Mount Hibbard2920USA-NH
198.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba257,2892016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)19724Argentina
199.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA257,0212017-08-06Cadillac Mountain1528USA-ME
200.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA256,0522017-01-28Azusa Peak2081USA-CA

† = Deceased

About the Climbers Page:

  • Thousands of hikers, climbers, and mountain enthusiasts from all over the world are logging their mountain adventures using Peakbagger.com.  On this page, you can search for an inidivudual climber by name or location, or you can see various "Hall of Fame" lists of superlative peakbaggers. 
  • Of course, many accomplished climbers are not registered site users, so the Hall of Fame lists are nowhere near comprehensive.
  • Climbers and hikers who are interested in tracking their ascents and list completion progress can create an account on this site and enter their climbs and hikes.  Visit the Login page if you would like to start tracking your climbs using this site.
  • If you are a registered Peakbagger.com member, and you do not want to appear in these lists, you can click your "Edit Account" link when logged in and check the "Keep your ascent data hidden" checkbox. You will not appear in any of the lists on this page unless you are logged in--no one else will see an entry for you.


Copyright © 1987-2017 by Peakbagger.com. All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service