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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, Petter1340Ascent List1214Peak List  149Trip Reports  3,317,529  1,011,183List of Lists2015-10-04
2.Poulin, Dennis2231Ascent List1989Peak List  1250Trip Reports  2,867,388  873,980List of Lists2015-10-04
3.Jones, Ken2452Ascent List2269Peak List  378Trip Reports  2,786,784  849,412List of Lists2015-10-11
4.Earl, Edward1606Ascent List1486Peak List  201Trip Reports  2,417,938  736,988List of Lists2015-06-18
5.Lostracco, Ben3738Ascent List2830Peak List  1665Trip Reports  2,190,930  667,795List of Lists2015-10-12
6.Slayden, Greg1295Ascent List812Peak List  285Trip Reports  2,091,723  637,557List of Lists2015-09-19
7.Walker, Adam936Ascent List765Peak List  547Trip Reports  1,752,233  534,081List of Lists2015-10-11
8.Still, Ben486Ascent List486Peak List  159Trip Reports  1,694,373  516,445List of Lists2015-09-05
9.Michelson, Paul887Ascent List817Peak List  90Trip Reports  1,639,806  499,813List of Lists2015-08-22
10.Barlow, James975Ascent List831Peak List  728Trip Reports  1,506,188  459,086List of Lists2015-10-06
11.Woodall, Rob3324Ascent List3251Peak List  526Trip Reports  1,453,582  443,052List of Lists2015-08-28
12.Kassan, Eric714Ascent List633Peak List  551Trip Reports  1,421,565  433,293List of Lists2015-10-04
13.Gerber, Andrej284Ascent List284Peak List  170Trip Reports  1,396,946  425,789List of Lists2015-09-12
14.Grant, Sam713Ascent List507Peak List  50Trip Reports  1,380,687  420,833List of Lists2015-10-05
15.Willis, Craig889Ascent List833Peak List  80Trip Reports  1,365,577  416,228List of Lists2015-10-03
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, John646Ascent List302Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,197,901  365,120List of Lists2015-08-08
19.Painter, ChadL863Ascent List652Peak List  59Trip Reports  1,157,224  352,722List of Lists2015-10-10
20.Garneau, Robert797Ascent List455Peak List  226Trip Reports  1,153,998  351,739List of Lists2015-09-26
21.Giurgiulescu, Mihai727Ascent List466Peak List  34Trip Reports  1,144,306  348,784List of Lists2015-10-12
22.Raether, Don833Ascent List718Peak List  518Trip Reports  1,110,040  338,340List of Lists2015-10-08
23.Dunham, Dave1332Ascent List845Peak List  1330Trip Reports  1,078,280  328,660List of Lists2015-10-03
24.Sarna, John E751Ascent List597Peak List  259Trip Reports  1,065,109  324,645List of Lists2015-10-08
25.Ziak, Rodney1263Ascent List887Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,030,729  314,166List of Lists2015-10-07
26.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
27.Albert, Sean408Ascent List241Peak List  314Trip Reports  1,021,824  311,452List of Lists2015-10-04
28.Boos, Andy1359Ascent List916Peak List  2Trip Reports  1,021,205  311,263List of Lists2015-10-04
29.Kelliher, Mat626Ascent List551Peak List  572Trip Reports  964,379  293,943List of Lists2015-10-11
30.Noel, Eric823Ascent List675Peak List  370Trip Reports  961,616  293,101List of Lists2015-10-11
31.Themer, Karl390Ascent List290Peak List    899,995  274,318List of Lists2015-09-12
32.Ells, Chris426Ascent List198Peak List  6Trip Reports  885,186  269,805List of Lists2015-08-01
33.Boester, Brad380Ascent List361Peak List  133Trip Reports  872,112  265,820List of Lists2015-09-20
34.Evans, Alexei374Ascent List160Peak List  120Trip Reports  860,247  262,203List of Lists2015-10-04
35.Bigelow, Andrew823Ascent List362Peak List  261Trip Reports  825,516  251,617List of Lists2015-08-01
36.Gerlach, Greg1664Ascent List1186Peak List  169Trip Reports  804,114  245,094List of Lists2015-10-11
37.Oestreicher, Richard1271Ascent List908Peak List  1095Trip Reports  801,473  244,289List of Lists2015-10-10
38.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,606  234,271List of Lists2013-11-23
39.Wanberg, Michael466Ascent List231Peak List  374Trip Reports  766,085  233,503List of Lists2015-10-11
40.Straub, Chad285Ascent List212Peak List  228Trip Reports  749,503  228,449List of Lists2015-09-27
41.Kraai, Bryan610Ascent List542Peak List  218Trip Reports  735,268  224,110List of Lists2015-10-12
42.Hall, Len451Ascent List206Peak List  440Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2015-10-04
43.Kwok, Amy281Ascent List82Peak List  127Trip Reports  723,263  220,451List of Lists2015-10-11
44.ONeill, Patrick559Ascent List476Peak List  58Trip Reports  715,874  218,198List of Lists2015-10-11
45.Tibatong, Habakuk634Ascent List401Peak List  8Trip Reports  714,523  217,787List of Lists2015-10-11
46.Rankine, Andrew336Ascent List280Peak List  330Trip Reports  683,988  208,480List of Lists2015-09-05
47.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
48.914, BMS277Ascent List222Peak List  270Trip Reports  668,312  203,701List of Lists2015-08-29
49.Johnson, Frederick1400Ascent List1077Peak List  519Trip Reports  667,900  203,576List of Lists2015-06-01
50.Musser, William 953Ascent List674Peak List  592Trip Reports  662,190  201,836List of Lists2015-10-11
51. #, Ashwin229Ascent List77Peak List  74Trip Reports  650,300  198,211List of Lists2015-01-24
52.Trošcák, Ondrej198Ascent List183Peak List  9Trip Reports  627,153  191,156List of Lists2015-10-03
53.Lewis, Michael150Ascent List125Peak List  77Trip Reports  624,276  190,279List of Lists2015-09-30
54.Hensley, Richard319Ascent List281Peak List  197Trip Reports  616,159  187,805List of Lists2015-09-07
55.Russell, Ken483Ascent List475Peak List  151Trip Reports  615,660  187,653List of Lists2015-10-11
56.Morehouse, James426Ascent List296Peak List  235Trip Reports  591,226  180,206List of Lists2015-10-11
57.Thomas, John189Ascent List184Peak List    587,414  179,044List of Lists2015-08-23
58.Vincent, Ida156Ascent List85Peak List  42Trip Reports  576,578  175,741List of Lists2015-09-21
59.Graham, James421Ascent List357Peak List  12Trip Reports  573,239  174,723List of Lists2015-09-14
60.Luettringhaus, Uwe317Ascent List269Peak List  14Trip Reports  548,513  167,187List of Lists2015-10-10
61.Vadeboncoeur, Matt636Ascent List451Peak List  41Trip Reports  547,377  166,841List of Lists2015-10-06
62.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,762  159,643List of Lists2015-01-14
63.Laverdure, Jean André 2024Ascent List1304Peak List  642Trip Reports  521,036  158,812List of Lists2015-10-12
64.Stemm, Brad609Ascent List499Peak List  12Trip Reports  508,550  155,006List of Lists2015-10-10
65.Peck, Lawrence401Ascent List202Peak List  375Trip Reports  499,588  152,274List of Lists2015-10-10
66.Morris, Caleb308Ascent List273Peak List  264Trip Reports  499,051  152,111List of Lists2015-09-07
67.Murray, Robert346Ascent List223Peak List  96Trip Reports  489,192  149,106List of Lists2015-10-11
68.Darr, John 243Ascent List41Peak List  153Trip Reports  487,637  148,632List of Lists2015-10-07
69.Schussler, Arne371Ascent List226Peak List  322Trip Reports  479,796  146,242List of Lists2015-07-13
70.Nash, Aaron146Ascent List79Peak List  65Trip Reports  479,663  146,201List of Lists2015-06-27
71.Newton, Lee1196Ascent List1185Peak List  309Trip Reports  479,196  146,059List of Lists2015-10-12
72.Myers, Steve331Ascent List177Peak List  19Trip Reports  477,531  145,551List of Lists2015-08-15
73.Nakajima, Tomoko411Ascent List353Peak List  378Trip Reports  463,181  141,178List of Lists2015-07-04
74.Murphy, John208Ascent List121Peak List  48Trip Reports  449,437  136,988List of Lists2015-08-24
75.Peavy, Scott308Ascent List299Peak List    443,937  135,312List of Lists2015-09-28
76.Dillmore, Shannon454Ascent List447Peak List  94Trip Reports  440,468  134,255List of Lists2015-09-01
77.Lockard, Alex173Ascent List70Peak List  12Trip Reports  439,698  134,020List of Lists2015-07-16
78.Kalsing, Kristian123Ascent List68Peak List  48Trip Reports  436,605  133,077List of Lists2015-08-01
79.Aschbrenner, Ryan640Ascent List550Peak List  325Trip Reports  435,806  132,834List of Lists2015-10-08
80.Triska, Jan125Ascent List107Peak List  124Trip Reports  423,981  129,229List of Lists2015-07-23
81.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo245Ascent List189Peak List  15Trip Reports  419,808  127,957List of Lists2015-09-19
82.Corcoran, Spencer424Ascent List243Peak List  354Trip Reports  416,683  127,005List of Lists2015-10-06
83.Baker, Troy181Ascent List157Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2015-10-04
84.Myers, Grant2281Ascent List2251Peak List  57Trip Reports  411,385  125,390List of Lists2015-09-27
85.Eichas, Paul275Ascent List144Peak List    410,467  125,110List of Lists2015-10-03
86.Baxter, Dan520Ascent List479Peak List  170Trip Reports  406,842  124,005List of Lists2015-06-01
87.Wheeler, Terry720Ascent List632Peak List  36Trip Reports  401,180  122,280List of Lists2015-07-10
88.Wright, Wesley201Ascent List155Peak List    399,824  121,866List of Lists2015-08-11
89.Quinlan, Dan246Ascent List232Peak List  246Trip Reports  398,573  121,485List of Lists2015-08-22
90.Jayaraman, Srikant262Ascent List234Peak List  43Trip Reports  395,390  120,515List of Lists2015-04-05
91.R, Johnny125Ascent List105Peak List  9Trip Reports  391,861  119,439List of Lists2015-09-19
92.Sekera, Alison131Ascent List122Peak List    388,962  118,556List of Lists2015-10-10
93.Bolton, Bob904Ascent List805Peak List  131Trip Reports  383,671  116,943List of Lists2015-09-11
94.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
95.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
96.Bedard, Richard205Ascent List143Peak List  149Trip Reports  378,488  115,363List of Lists2015-10-01
97.Kirmse, Andrew317Ascent List301Peak List  38Trip Reports  375,853  114,560List of Lists2015-10-11
98.Madhusudanan, Vineeth141Ascent List78Peak List  13Trip Reports  374,568  114,168List of Lists2015-08-23
99.Scott, Brian161Ascent List90Peak List  100Trip Reports  373,146  113,735List of Lists2015-09-12
100.Burgess, George139Ascent List138Peak List  138Trip Reports  372,408  113,510List of Lists2015-07-31

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