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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, Petter1244Ascent List1172Peak List  149Trip Reports  3,135,543  955,714List of Lists2015-05-17
2.Poulin, Dennis2135Ascent List1903Peak List  1220Trip Reports  2,796,983  852,520List of Lists2015-05-20
3.Jones, Ken2402Ascent List2221Peak List  372Trip Reports  2,772,985  845,206List of Lists2015-05-23
4.Earl, Edward1600Ascent List1481Peak List  215Trip Reports  2,406,817  733,598List of Lists2015-05-23
5.Lostracco, Ben3563Ascent List2696Peak List  1583Trip Reports  2,145,075  653,819List of Lists2015-05-23
6.Slayden, Greg1265Ascent List795Peak List  267Trip Reports  2,035,015  620,273List of Lists2015-05-17
7.Walker, Adam860Ascent List698Peak List  477Trip Reports  1,752,178  534,064List of Lists2015-05-14
8.Still, Ben463Ascent List463Peak List  147Trip Reports  1,615,034  492,262List of Lists2015-05-17
9.Michelson, Paul878Ascent List808Peak List  87Trip Reports  1,613,236  491,714List of Lists2015-05-18
10.Woodall, Rob3308Ascent List3242Peak List  509Trip Reports  1,419,753  432,741List of Lists2015-05-10
11.Barlow, James915Ascent List778Peak List  682Trip Reports  1,393,262  424,666List of Lists2015-05-10
12.Gerber, Andrej275Ascent List275Peak List  161Trip Reports  1,360,715  414,746List of Lists2015-04-12
13.Willis, Craig862Ascent List808Peak List  78Trip Reports  1,301,507  396,699List of Lists2015-05-17
14.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List315Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,227  391,737List of Lists2014-06-22
15.Kassan, Eric638Ascent List565Peak List  482Trip Reports  1,278,728  389,756List of Lists2015-05-24
16.Wilson, Doug400Ascent List231Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,269,142  386,834List of Lists2015-05-04
17.Sasso, John631Ascent List293Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-11-11
18.Grant, Sam593Ascent List410Peak List  41Trip Reports  1,147,158  349,654List of Lists2015-05-21
19.Painter, ChadL808Ascent List615Peak List  59Trip Reports  1,122,615  342,173List of Lists2015-05-23
20.Raether, Don796Ascent List685Peak List  492Trip Reports  1,094,270  333,533List of Lists2015-05-19
21.Sarna, John E743Ascent List594Peak List  255Trip Reports  1,059,641  322,979List of Lists2015-05-14
22.Dunham, Dave1287Ascent List814Peak List  1287Trip Reports  1,057,349  322,280List of Lists2015-05-21
23.Garneau, Robert744Ascent List445Peak List  208Trip Reports  1,039,433  316,819List of Lists2015-05-23
24.Giurgiulescu, Mihai662Ascent List416Peak List  20Trip Reports  1,032,160  314,602List of Lists2015-05-17
25.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
26.Albert, Sean382Ascent List219Peak List  304Trip Reports  1,021,824  311,452List of Lists2015-04-19
27.Ziak, Rodney1245Ascent List881Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,016,641  309,872List of Lists2015-05-24
28.Noel, Eric798Ascent List653Peak List  367Trip Reports  958,579  292,175List of Lists2015-05-23
29.Boos, Andy1320Ascent List894Peak List  2Trip Reports  907,730  276,676List of Lists2015-05-21
30.Kelliher, Mat557Ascent List502Peak List  507Trip Reports  901,769  274,859List of Lists2015-05-23
31.Ells, Chris425Ascent List197Peak List  6Trip Reports  882,378  268,949List of Lists2014-10-25
32.Themer, Karl380Ascent List283Peak List    881,891  268,800List of Lists2015-05-24
33.Boester, Brad372Ascent List355Peak List  133Trip Reports  856,886  261,179List of Lists2015-04-13
34.Bigelow, Andrew816Ascent List362Peak List  257Trip Reports  816,866  248,981List of Lists2015-03-28
35.Evans, Alexei335Ascent List142Peak List  91Trip Reports  810,312  246,983List of Lists2015-05-13
36.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
37.Oestreicher, Richard1188Ascent List856Peak List  1015Trip Reports  739,485  225,395List of Lists2015-05-20
38.Kraai, Bryan594Ascent List527Peak List  202Trip Reports  730,547  222,671List of Lists2015-03-05
39.Hall, Len449Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
40.Wanberg, Michael431Ascent List223Peak List  352Trip Reports  701,684  213,873List of Lists2015-05-18
41.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
42.Straub, Chad266Ascent List198Peak List  219Trip Reports  667,749  203,530List of Lists2015-05-16
43.914, BMS270Ascent List216Peak List  267Trip Reports  660,545  201,334List of Lists2015-03-20
44. #, Ashwin229Ascent List77Peak List  74Trip Reports  650,300  198,211List of Lists2015-01-24
45.ONeill, Patrick495Ascent List426Peak List  41Trip Reports  632,695  192,845List of Lists2015-05-03
46.Kwok, Amy244Ascent List68Peak List  120Trip Reports  631,120  192,365List of Lists2015-05-19
47.Musser, William 850Ascent List639Peak List  546Trip Reports  591,285  180,224List of Lists2015-05-24
48.Johnson, Frederick1395Ascent List1069Peak List  496Trip Reports  590,241  179,905List of Lists2015-05-11
49.Hensley, Richard296Ascent List259Peak List  184Trip Reports  589,170  179,579List of Lists2015-04-11
50.Russell, Ken462Ascent List454Peak List  142Trip Reports  578,902  176,449List of Lists2015-05-24
51.Rankine, Andrew280Ascent List228Peak List  274Trip Reports  578,744  176,401List of Lists2015-05-16
52.Morehouse, James368Ascent List259Peak List  202Trip Reports  573,741  174,876List of Lists2015-05-10
53.Graham, James391Ascent List328Peak List  11Trip Reports  553,172  168,607List of Lists2015-04-25
54.Thomas, John172Ascent List169Peak List    543,835  165,761List of Lists2015-05-23
55.Trošcák, Ondrej180Ascent List169Peak List  9Trip Reports  537,376  163,792List of Lists2015-05-17
56.Lewis, Michael138Ascent List114Peak List  67Trip Reports  536,560  163,543List of Lists2015-05-21
57.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,732  159,634List of Lists2015-01-14
58.Tibatong, Habakuk522Ascent List343Peak List  6Trip Reports  515,054  156,988List of Lists2015-05-22
59.Vadeboncoeur, Matt595Ascent List424Peak List  35Trip Reports  505,815  154,172List of Lists2015-05-21
60.Vincent, Ida139Ascent List72Peak List  35Trip Reports  500,108  152,433List of Lists2015-05-17
61.Murray, Robert335Ascent List218Peak List  91Trip Reports  479,059  146,017List of Lists2015-04-19
62.Luettringhaus, Uwe284Ascent List243Peak List  11Trip Reports  474,168  144,526List of Lists2015-05-17
63.Schussler, Arne366Ascent List222Peak List  318Trip Reports  473,976  144,468List of Lists2015-04-17
64.Morris, Caleb297Ascent List264Peak List  254Trip Reports  473,441  144,305List of Lists2015-04-18
65.Myers, Steve327Ascent List175Peak List  19Trip Reports  472,286  143,953List of Lists2014-12-07
66.Stemm, Brad551Ascent List456Peak List  13Trip Reports  471,517  143,718List of Lists2015-05-23
67.Laverdure, Jean André 1887Ascent List1207Peak List  576Trip Reports  469,548  143,118List of Lists2015-05-23
68.Nakajima, Tomoko388Ascent List330Peak List  355Trip Reports  461,150  140,559List of Lists2015-05-17
69.Nash, Aaron140Ascent List76Peak List  65Trip Reports  456,147  139,034List of Lists2015-03-01
70.Peck, Lawrence364Ascent List198Peak List  364Trip Reports  453,307  138,168List of Lists2015-05-03
71.Newton, Lee1147Ascent List1136Peak List  285Trip Reports  427,281  130,235List of Lists2015-05-15
72.Dillmore, Shannon437Ascent List430Peak List  89Trip Reports  424,473  129,379List of Lists2015-05-21
73.Peavy, Scott293Ascent List284Peak List    422,355  128,734List of Lists2015-05-23
74.Lockard, Alex169Ascent List67Peak List  12Trip Reports  420,267  128,097List of Lists2015-05-22
75.Baker, Troy174Ascent List151Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2014-10-11
76.Murphy, John196Ascent List110Peak List  47Trip Reports  411,724  125,493List of Lists2015-05-09
77.Triska, Jan120Ascent List103Peak List  119Trip Reports  406,287  123,836List of Lists2015-04-25
78.Wheeler, Terry709Ascent List629Peak List  36Trip Reports  398,031  121,320List of Lists2014-10-05
79.Jayaraman, Srikant262Ascent List234Peak List  43Trip Reports  395,390  120,515List of Lists2015-04-05
80.Darr, John 194Ascent List39Peak List  123Trip Reports  392,841  119,738List of Lists2015-05-11
81.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo224Ascent List171Peak List  15Trip Reports  392,817  119,731List of Lists2015-04-26
82.Eichas, Paul265Ascent List136Peak List    390,072  118,894List of Lists2015-04-24
83.Baxter, Dan493Ascent List455Peak List  165Trip Reports  386,804  117,898List of Lists2015-04-24
84.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
85.Aschbrenner, Ryan577Ascent List499Peak List  308Trip Reports  379,301  115,611List of Lists2015-05-17
86.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
87.Wright, Wesley183Ascent List139Peak List    375,017  114,305List of Lists2015-05-03
88.Madhusudanan, Vineeth140Ascent List77Peak List  13Trip Reports  370,468  112,919List of Lists2014-12-13
89.Kalsing, Kristian111Ascent List60Peak List  38Trip Reports  369,546  112,638List of Lists2015-04-19
90.Corcoran, Spencer380Ascent List209Peak List  313Trip Reports  366,963  111,850List of Lists2015-05-17
91.Bolton, Bob870Ascent List773Peak List  127Trip Reports  364,730  111,170List of Lists2015-05-09
92.Quinlan, Dan219Ascent List206Peak List  219Trip Reports  357,373  108,927List of Lists2015-05-17
93.De Las Torres, Chiky381Ascent List349Peak List  61Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2015-05-10
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.Myers, Grant2230Ascent List2200Peak List  52Trip Reports  348,145  106,115List of Lists2015-05-24
98.Sekera, Alison116Ascent List107Peak List    344,752  105,080List of Lists2015-05-23
99.DeFranco, Jack273Ascent List245Peak List  2Trip Reports  342,676  104,448List of Lists2015-05-16
100.Scott, Brian151Ascent List83Peak List  94Trip Reports  338,546  103,189List of Lists2015-05-21

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