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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, Petter1349Ascent List1221Peak List  149Trip Reports  3,341,365  1,018,448List of Lists2015-11-22
2.Poulin, Dennis2240Ascent List1997Peak List  1258Trip Reports  2,868,972  874,463List of Lists2015-11-23
3.Jones, Ken2462Ascent List2275Peak List  384Trip Reports  2,799,643  853,331List of Lists2015-11-11
4.Earl, Edward1606Ascent List1486Peak List  201Trip Reports  2,417,986  737,002List of Lists2015-06-18
5.Lostracco, Ben3784Ascent List2873Peak List  1690Trip Reports  2,205,516  672,241List of Lists2015-11-26
6.Slayden, Greg1299Ascent List813Peak List  287Trip Reports  2,100,224  640,148List of Lists2015-11-28
7.Walker, Adam970Ascent List795Peak List  566Trip Reports  1,752,227  534,079List of Lists2015-11-28
8.Still, Ben489Ascent List489Peak List  159Trip Reports  1,696,466  517,083List of Lists2015-11-15
9.Michelson, Paul888Ascent List817Peak List  91Trip Reports  1,643,416  500,913List of Lists2015-10-24
10.Barlow, James999Ascent List858Peak List  742Trip Reports  1,537,305  468,571List of Lists2015-11-27
11.Woodall, Rob3552Ascent List3477Peak List  531Trip Reports  1,472,107  448,698List of Lists2015-11-14
12.Grant, Sam749Ascent List534Peak List  55Trip Reports  1,458,811  444,646List of Lists2015-11-29
13.Kassan, Eric725Ascent List643Peak List  561Trip Reports  1,448,767  441,584List of Lists2015-11-28
14.Gerber, Andrej292Ascent List292Peak List  178Trip Reports  1,429,387  435,677List of Lists2015-11-19
15.Willis, Craig891Ascent List835Peak List  80Trip Reports  1,370,225  417,645List of Lists2015-11-28
16.Wilson, Doug423Ascent List244Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,323,491  403,400List of Lists2015-09-15
17.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List315Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,210  391,732List of Lists2014-06-22
18.Sasso, John655Ascent List302Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,197,901  365,120List of Lists2015-11-07
19.Giurgiulescu, Mihai762Ascent List499Peak List  34Trip Reports  1,190,626  362,903List of Lists2015-11-29
20.Painter, ChadL865Ascent List654Peak List  59Trip Reports  1,167,475  355,846List of Lists2015-10-24
21.Garneau, Robert808Ascent List460Peak List  227Trip Reports  1,161,764  354,106List of Lists2015-11-01
22.Raether, Don846Ascent List728Peak List  526Trip Reports  1,123,813  342,538List of Lists2015-11-24
23.Dunham, Dave1337Ascent List851Peak List  1337Trip Reports  1,084,039  330,415List of Lists2015-11-15
24.Sarna, John E769Ascent List599Peak List  261Trip Reports  1,072,862  327,008List of Lists2015-11-30
25.Albert, Sean417Ascent List245Peak List  320Trip Reports  1,038,721  316,602List of Lists2015-11-23
26.Ziak, Rodney1276Ascent List896Peak List  101Trip Reports  1,034,942  315,450List of Lists2015-11-24
27.Boos, Andy1370Ascent List925Peak List  2Trip Reports  1,032,722  314,774List of Lists2015-11-27
28.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
29.Kelliher, Mat636Ascent List558Peak List  582Trip Reports  975,119  297,216List of Lists2015-11-28
30.Noel, Eric823Ascent List675Peak List  370Trip Reports  961,616  293,101List of Lists2015-10-11
31.Themer, Karl405Ascent List305Peak List    909,033  277,073List of Lists2015-11-29
32.Ells, Chris426Ascent List198Peak List  6Trip Reports  885,186  269,805List of Lists2015-08-01
33.Gerlach, Greg1732Ascent List1245Peak List  192Trip Reports  873,503  266,244List of Lists2015-11-29
34.Boester, Brad380Ascent List361Peak List  133Trip Reports  872,112  265,820List of Lists2015-09-20
35.Evans, Alexei378Ascent List163Peak List  124Trip Reports  865,597  263,834List of Lists2015-11-02
36. #, Ashwin289Ascent List93Peak List  1Trip Reports  846,305  257,954List of Lists2015-11-29
37.Bigelow, Andrew823Ascent List362Peak List  261Trip Reports  825,516  251,617List of Lists2015-08-01
38.Oestreicher, Richard1295Ascent List928Peak List  1118Trip Reports  807,694  246,185List of Lists2015-11-27
39.Wanberg, Michael471Ascent List234Peak List  378Trip Reports  773,212  235,675List of Lists2015-11-01
40.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,606  234,271List of Lists2013-11-23
41.Kwok, Amy301Ascent List84Peak List  129Trip Reports  767,451  233,919List of Lists2015-11-28
42.Straub, Chad285Ascent List212Peak List  228Trip Reports  749,503  228,449List of Lists2015-09-27
43.ONeill, Patrick578Ascent List488Peak List  61Trip Reports  735,967  224,323List of Lists2015-11-29
44.Kraai, Bryan611Ascent List543Peak List  219Trip Reports  735,518  224,186List of Lists2015-11-10
45.Tibatong, Habakuk656Ascent List409Peak List  8Trip Reports  733,850  223,677List of Lists2015-11-27
46.Hall, Len451Ascent List206Peak List  440Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2015-10-04
47.Rankine, Andrew340Ascent List282Peak List  334Trip Reports  690,517  210,470List of Lists2015-11-29
48.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
49.Musser, William 981Ascent List693Peak List  608Trip Reports  676,152  206,091List of Lists2015-11-26
50.914, BMS277Ascent List222Peak List  270Trip Reports  668,312  203,701List of Lists2015-08-29
51.Johnson, Frederick1400Ascent List1077Peak List  519Trip Reports  667,900  203,576List of Lists2015-06-01
52.Trošcák, Ondrej200Ascent List185Peak List  9Trip Reports  631,615  192,516List of Lists2015-11-29
53.Hensley, Richard331Ascent List290Peak List  206Trip Reports  631,433  192,461List of Lists2015-11-27
54.Russell, Ken496Ascent List488Peak List  159Trip Reports  630,326  192,123List of Lists2015-11-30
55.Lewis, Michael150Ascent List125Peak List  77Trip Reports  624,276  190,279List of Lists2015-09-30
56.Vincent, Ida171Ascent List86Peak List  45Trip Reports  621,044  189,294List of Lists2015-11-23
57.Morehouse, James442Ascent List305Peak List  241Trip Reports  596,262  181,741List of Lists2015-11-29
58.Thomas, John194Ascent List188Peak List    595,814  181,604List of Lists2015-11-29
59.Graham, James424Ascent List360Peak List  12Trip Reports  573,580  174,827List of Lists2015-11-13
60.Luettringhaus, Uwe327Ascent List278Peak List  14Trip Reports  563,863  171,865List of Lists2015-11-21
61.Vadeboncoeur, Matt642Ascent List452Peak List  42Trip Reports  553,646  168,751List of Lists2015-11-18
62.Laverdure, Jean André 2076Ascent List1342Peak List  668Trip Reports  542,125  165,240List of Lists2015-11-29
63.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,762  159,643List of Lists2015-01-14
64.Stemm, Brad628Ascent List513Peak List  12Trip Reports  521,273  158,884List of Lists2015-11-28
65.Peck, Lawrence406Ascent List202Peak List  375Trip Reports  510,688  155,658List of Lists2015-11-07
66.Morris, Caleb309Ascent List274Peak List  264Trip Reports  503,261  153,394List of Lists2015-11-14
67.Darr, John 250Ascent List41Peak List  160Trip Reports  496,737  151,405List of Lists2015-10-28
68.Murray, Robert349Ascent List226Peak List  97Trip Reports  493,290  150,355List of Lists2015-10-23
69.Newton, Lee1205Ascent List1193Peak List  312Trip Reports  487,752  148,667List of Lists2015-11-08
70.Schussler, Arne371Ascent List226Peak List  322Trip Reports  479,796  146,242List of Lists2015-07-13
71.Nash, Aaron146Ascent List79Peak List  65Trip Reports  479,663  146,201List of Lists2015-06-27
72.Myers, Steve331Ascent List177Peak List  19Trip Reports  477,531  145,551List of Lists2015-08-15
73.Nakajima, Tomoko413Ascent List355Peak List  379Trip Reports  463,181  141,178List of Lists2015-07-12
74.Peavy, Scott312Ascent List303Peak List    450,485  137,308List of Lists2015-11-22
75.Murphy, John208Ascent List121Peak List  48Trip Reports  449,437  136,988List of Lists2015-08-24
76.Aschbrenner, Ryan658Ascent List568Peak List  330Trip Reports  445,656  135,836List of Lists2015-11-21
77.Kalsing, Kristian125Ascent List67Peak List  50Trip Reports  443,037  135,038List of Lists2015-10-24
78.Lockard, Alex174Ascent List71Peak List  12Trip Reports  441,159  134,465List of Lists2015-10-06
79.Dillmore, Shannon454Ascent List447Peak List  94Trip Reports  440,468  134,255List of Lists2015-09-01
80.Corcoran, Spencer433Ascent List252Peak List  363Trip Reports  425,983  129,840List of Lists2015-11-30
81.Myers, Grant2303Ascent List2273Peak List  61Trip Reports  425,321  129,638List of Lists2015-11-29
82.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo256Ascent List201Peak List  15Trip Reports  425,019  129,546List of Lists2015-10-31
83.Triska, Jan125Ascent List107Peak List  124Trip Reports  423,981  129,229List of Lists2015-07-23
84.Eichas, Paul280Ascent List149Peak List    418,691  127,617List of Lists2015-11-22
85.Baker, Troy182Ascent List158Peak List  17Trip Reports  417,095  127,131List of Lists2015-11-14
86.Baxter, Dan531Ascent List488Peak List  175Trip Reports  414,108  126,220List of Lists2015-11-29
87.Jayaraman, Srikant272Ascent List242Peak List  43Trip Reports  405,388  123,562List of Lists2015-11-23
88.Kirmse, Andrew341Ascent List323Peak List  45Trip Reports  404,308  123,233List of Lists2015-11-27
89.Wheeler, Terry720Ascent List632Peak List  36Trip Reports  401,180  122,280List of Lists2015-07-10
90.Wright, Wesley201Ascent List155Peak List    399,824  121,866List of Lists2015-08-11
91.Quinlan, Dan246Ascent List232Peak List  246Trip Reports  398,573  121,485List of Lists2015-08-22
92.R, Johnny127Ascent List107Peak List  9Trip Reports  397,401  121,128List of Lists2015-10-25
93.Sekera, Alison134Ascent List125Peak List    396,296  120,791List of Lists2015-11-21
94.Madhusudanan, Vineeth143Ascent List80Peak List  13Trip Reports  386,368  117,765List of Lists2015-10-24
95.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
96.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
97.Burgess, George142Ascent List141Peak List  141Trip Reports  378,696  115,427List of Lists2015-11-22
98.DeFranco, Jack305Ascent List273Peak List  2Trip Reports  378,564  115,386List of Lists2015-11-21
99.Bedard, Richard205Ascent List143Peak List  149Trip Reports  378,488  115,363List of Lists2015-10-01
100.Bolton, Bob910Ascent List811Peak List  132Trip Reports  377,999  115,214List of Lists2015-11-22

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