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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, Petter1332Ascent List1206Peak List  149Trip Reports  3,290,968  1,003,087List of Lists2015-08-15
2.Poulin, Dennis2199Ascent List1963Peak List  1239Trip Reports  2,828,936  862,260List of Lists2015-08-23
3.Jones, Ken2428Ascent List2246Peak List  378Trip Reports  2,786,894  849,445List of Lists2015-08-27
4.Earl, Edward1606Ascent List1486Peak List  218Trip Reports  2,417,942  736,989List of Lists2015-06-18
5.Lostracco, Ben3690Ascent List2788Peak List  1634Trip Reports  2,177,500  663,702List of Lists2015-08-26
6.Slayden, Greg1287Ascent List807Peak List  273Trip Reports  2,082,651  634,792List of Lists2015-08-17
7.Walker, Adam891Ascent List727Peak List  507Trip Reports  1,752,178  534,064List of Lists2015-08-20
8.Still, Ben485Ascent List485Peak List  157Trip Reports  1,693,401  516,149List of Lists2015-08-22
9.Michelson, Paul887Ascent List817Peak List  90Trip Reports  1,638,800  499,506List of Lists2015-08-22
10.Barlow, James951Ascent List809Peak List  709Trip Reports  1,469,128  447,790List of Lists2015-08-24
11.Woodall, Rob3324Ascent List3251Peak List  526Trip Reports  1,453,582  443,052List of Lists2015-08-28
12.Gerber, Andrej282Ascent List282Peak List  168Trip Reports  1,391,533  424,139List of Lists2015-08-22
13.Kassan, Eric684Ascent List607Peak List  527Trip Reports  1,377,408  419,834List of Lists2015-08-23
14.Willis, Craig881Ascent List826Peak List  80Trip Reports  1,357,219  413,680List of Lists2015-08-22
15.Grant, Sam682Ascent List488Peak List  49Trip Reports  1,319,314  402,127List of Lists2015-08-28
16.Wilson, Doug418Ascent List242Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,303,720  397,374List of Lists2015-08-21
17.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List315Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,227  391,737List of Lists2014-06-22
18.Sasso, John646Ascent List302Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,197,901  365,120List of Lists2015-08-08
19.Garneau, Robert796Ascent List455Peak List  225Trip Reports  1,151,332  350,926List of Lists2015-08-28
20.Painter, ChadL847Ascent List638Peak List  59Trip Reports  1,130,035  344,435List of Lists2015-08-28
21.Giurgiulescu, Mihai704Ascent List447Peak List  22Trip Reports  1,102,346  335,995List of Lists2015-08-22
22.Raether, Don812Ascent List700Peak List  504Trip Reports  1,100,732  335,503List of Lists2015-07-29
23.Dunham, Dave1323Ascent List838Peak List  1323Trip Reports  1,070,235  326,208List of Lists2015-08-01
24.Sarna, John E747Ascent List596Peak List  259Trip Reports  1,063,321  324,100List of Lists2015-06-24
25.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
26.Albert, Sean400Ascent List236Peak List  308Trip Reports  1,021,824  311,452List of Lists2015-08-23
27.Ziak, Rodney1249Ascent List882Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,020,900  311,170List of Lists2015-07-31
28.Boos, Andy1351Ascent List913Peak List  2Trip Reports  993,548  302,833List of Lists2015-08-25
29.Noel, Eric807Ascent List660Peak List  370Trip Reports  961,610  293,099List of Lists2015-08-23
30.Kelliher, Mat603Ascent List541Peak List  550Trip Reports  957,974  291,990List of Lists2015-08-19
31.Themer, Karl387Ascent List290Peak List    896,947  273,389List of Lists2015-08-09
32.Ells, Chris426Ascent List198Peak List  6Trip Reports  885,186  269,805List of Lists2015-08-01
33.Boester, Brad373Ascent List356Peak List  133Trip Reports  858,921  261,799List of Lists2015-06-05
34.Evans, Alexei368Ascent List157Peak List  115Trip Reports  854,247  260,374List of Lists2015-08-27
35.Bigelow, Andrew823Ascent List363Peak List  261Trip Reports  825,516  251,617List of Lists2015-08-01
36.Oestreicher, Richard1265Ascent List903Peak List  1089Trip Reports  800,135  243,881List of Lists2015-08-25
37.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
38.Wanberg, Michael445Ascent List225Peak List  360Trip Reports  744,210  226,835List of Lists2015-08-24
39.Kraai, Bryan596Ascent List529Peak List  204Trip Reports  734,160  223,772List of Lists2015-05-28
40.Hall, Len449Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
41.Kwok, Amy275Ascent List79Peak List  126Trip Reports  707,263  215,574List of Lists2015-08-25
42.Tibatong, Habakuk603Ascent List371Peak List  8Trip Reports  695,598  212,018List of Lists2015-08-23
43.Rankine, Andrew334Ascent List278Peak List  328Trip Reports  680,999  207,568List of Lists2015-08-18
44.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
45.ONeill, Patrick531Ascent List448Peak List  51Trip Reports  674,099  205,465List of Lists2015-08-23
46.Straub, Chad278Ascent List207Peak List  221Trip Reports  667,749  203,530List of Lists2015-08-02
47.914, BMS276Ascent List221Peak List  269Trip Reports  665,940  202,979List of Lists2015-08-01
48.Johnson, Frederick1399Ascent List1076Peak List  517Trip Reports  661,780  201,711List of Lists2015-06-01
49. #, Ashwin229Ascent List77Peak List  74Trip Reports  650,300  198,211List of Lists2015-01-24
50.Musser, William 940Ascent List668Peak List  586Trip Reports  642,809  195,928List of Lists2015-08-15
51.Lewis, Michael145Ascent List120Peak List  74Trip Reports  608,993  185,621List of Lists2015-07-29
52.Russell, Ken472Ascent List464Peak List  148Trip Reports  608,222  185,386List of Lists2015-08-16
53.Trošcák, Ondrej194Ascent List182Peak List  9Trip Reports  607,231  185,084List of Lists2015-08-22
54.Hensley, Richard313Ascent List275Peak List  196Trip Reports  606,678  184,915List of Lists2015-08-25
55.Thomas, John189Ascent List184Peak List    587,414  179,044List of Lists2015-08-23
56.Morehouse, James408Ascent List284Peak List  228Trip Reports  582,041  177,406List of Lists2015-08-23
57.Vincent, Ida154Ascent List83Peak List  41Trip Reports  574,278  175,040List of Lists2015-08-17
58.Graham, James405Ascent List341Peak List  12Trip Reports  556,072  169,491List of Lists2015-07-25
59.Vadeboncoeur, Matt624Ascent List445Peak List  41Trip Reports  536,297  163,463List of Lists2015-08-28
60.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,732  159,634List of Lists2015-01-14
61.Luettringhaus, Uwe294Ascent List249Peak List  11Trip Reports  515,413  157,098List of Lists2015-08-22
62.Laverdure, Jean André 1969Ascent List1259Peak List  613Trip Reports  499,861  152,358List of Lists2015-08-27
63.Morris, Caleb307Ascent List272Peak List  263Trip Reports  494,951  150,861List of Lists2015-08-22
64.Stemm, Brad592Ascent List490Peak List  14Trip Reports  485,380  147,944List of Lists2015-08-24
65.Murray, Robert338Ascent List220Peak List  94Trip Reports  482,910  147,191List of Lists2015-07-14
66.Schussler, Arne371Ascent List226Peak List  322Trip Reports  479,796  146,242List of Lists2015-07-13
67.Nash, Aaron146Ascent List79Peak List  65Trip Reports  479,663  146,201List of Lists2015-06-27
68.Myers, Steve331Ascent List177Peak List  19Trip Reports  477,531  145,551List of Lists2015-08-15
69.Newton, Lee1176Ascent List1165Peak List  308Trip Reports  476,525  145,245List of Lists2015-08-14
70.Peck, Lawrence378Ascent List198Peak List  375Trip Reports  476,267  145,166List of Lists2015-08-16
71.Nakajima, Tomoko411Ascent List353Peak List  378Trip Reports  463,181  141,178List of Lists2015-07-04
72.Darr, John 225Ascent List41Peak List  139Trip Reports  456,487  139,137List of Lists2015-08-25
73.Murphy, John208Ascent List121Peak List  48Trip Reports  449,452  136,993List of Lists2015-08-24
74.Lockard, Alex173Ascent List70Peak List  12Trip Reports  439,698  134,020List of Lists2015-07-16
75.Kalsing, Kristian123Ascent List68Peak List  48Trip Reports  436,605  133,077List of Lists2015-08-01
76.Dillmore, Shannon447Ascent List440Peak List  93Trip Reports  431,281  131,454List of Lists2015-07-12
77.Peavy, Scott301Ascent List292Peak List    431,012  131,372List of Lists2015-08-16
78.Triska, Jan125Ascent List107Peak List  124Trip Reports  424,052  129,251List of Lists2015-07-23
79.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo241Ascent List185Peak List  15Trip Reports  417,304  127,194List of Lists2015-08-08
80.Baker, Troy175Ascent List151Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2015-05-24
81.Aschbrenner, Ryan619Ascent List540Peak List  323Trip Reports  413,529  126,044List of Lists2015-08-23
82.Corcoran, Spencer416Ascent List236Peak List  346Trip Reports  408,883  124,628List of Lists2015-08-23
83.Baxter, Dan520Ascent List479Peak List  170Trip Reports  406,842  124,005List of Lists2015-06-01
84.Wheeler, Terry720Ascent List632Peak List  36Trip Reports  401,180  122,280List of Lists2015-07-10
85.Eichas, Paul271Ascent List140Peak List    401,068  122,246List of Lists2015-08-22
86.Wright, Wesley201Ascent List155Peak List    399,824  121,866List of Lists2015-08-11
87.Jayaraman, Srikant261Ascent List233Peak List  43Trip Reports  395,390  120,515List of Lists2015-04-05
88.Quinlan, Dan236Ascent List223Peak List  236Trip Reports  384,223  117,111List of Lists2015-07-19
89.Bolton, Bob897Ascent List799Peak List  130Trip Reports  383,671  116,943List of Lists2015-08-15
90.Gerlach, Greg1634Ascent List1172Peak List  163Trip Reports  382,167  116,485List of Lists2015-08-28
91.Myers, Grant2261Ascent List2229Peak List  57Trip Reports  382,151  116,480List of Lists2015-08-27
92.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
93.Utah, Johnny117Ascent List97Peak List  7Trip Reports  379,407  115,643List of Lists2015-08-27
94.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
95.Sekera, Alison126Ascent List117Peak List    375,324  114,399List of Lists2015-08-23
96.Madhusudanan, Vineeth141Ascent List78Peak List  13Trip Reports  374,568  114,168List of Lists2015-08-23
97.Burgess, George139Ascent List138Peak List  138Trip Reports  372,408  113,510List of Lists2015-07-31
98.Snapp, Bryon86Ascent List34Peak List  18Trip Reports  369,774  112,707List of Lists2015-08-22
99.Scott, Brian156Ascent List86Peak List  97Trip Reports  363,602  110,826List of Lists2015-08-22
100.Cusick, Michael244Ascent List233Peak List  2Trip Reports  360,883  109,997List of Lists2015-08-21

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