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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, Petter1234Ascent List1166Peak List  149Trip Reports  3,070,677  935,942List of Lists2015-04-26
2.Poulin, Dennis2112Ascent List1881Peak List  1207Trip Reports  2,793,612  851,493List of Lists2015-04-27
3.Jones, Ken2395Ascent List2215Peak List  368Trip Reports  2,765,886  843,042List of Lists2015-05-03
4.Earl, Edward1586Ascent List1467Peak List  215Trip Reports  2,393,199  729,447List of Lists2015-05-03
5.Lostracco, Ben3538Ascent List2672Peak List  1568Trip Reports  2,129,300  649,011List of Lists2015-04-24
6.Slayden, Greg1263Ascent List793Peak List  265Trip Reports  2,030,975  619,041List of Lists2015-04-19
7.Walker, Adam853Ascent List691Peak List  473Trip Reports  1,752,178  534,064List of Lists2015-05-02
8.Michelson, Paul875Ascent List805Peak List  86Trip Reports  1,610,008  490,730List of Lists2015-05-02
9.Still, Ben462Ascent List462Peak List  146Trip Reports  1,609,629  490,615List of Lists2015-05-03
10.Woodall, Rob3254Ascent List3212Peak List  509Trip Reports  1,419,753  432,741List of Lists2015-03-08
11.Barlow, James906Ascent List769Peak List  626Trip Reports  1,370,612  417,763List of Lists2015-04-30
12.Gerber, Andrej275Ascent List275Peak List  161Trip Reports  1,360,715  414,746List of Lists2015-04-12
13.Willis, Craig852Ascent List797Peak List  76Trip Reports  1,293,062  394,125List of Lists2015-05-03
14.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List315Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,227  391,737List of Lists2014-06-22
15.Kassan, Eric633Ascent List560Peak List  480Trip Reports  1,274,564  388,487List of Lists2015-05-03
16.Wilson, Doug399Ascent List231Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,263,434  385,095List of Lists2014-12-13
17.Sasso, John631Ascent List293Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-11-11
18.Grant, Sam582Ascent List400Peak List  41Trip Reports  1,124,230  342,665List of Lists2015-04-30
19.Painter, ChadL807Ascent List614Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,119,820  341,321List of Lists2015-04-26
20.Raether, Don778Ascent List668Peak List  488Trip Reports  1,087,138  331,360List of Lists2015-04-03
21.Sarna, John E741Ascent List593Peak List  253Trip Reports  1,058,020  322,484List of Lists2015-03-18
22.Dunham, Dave1280Ascent List808Peak List  1280Trip Reports  1,057,048  322,188List of Lists2015-05-02
23.Garneau, Robert742Ascent List444Peak List  207Trip Reports  1,029,719  313,858List of Lists2015-05-01
24.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
25.Albert, Sean382Ascent List219Peak List  304Trip Reports  1,021,824  311,452List of Lists2015-04-19
26.Giurgiulescu, Mihai658Ascent List414Peak List  20Trip Reports  1,019,440  310,725List of Lists2015-05-02
27.Ziak, Rodney1244Ascent List881Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,016,641  309,872List of Lists2015-04-05
28.Noel, Eric795Ascent List650Peak List  363Trip Reports  952,610  290,356List of Lists2015-04-26
29.Kelliher, Mat554Ascent List499Peak List  504Trip Reports  898,359  273,820List of Lists2015-05-03
30.Boos, Andy1312Ascent List887Peak List  2Trip Reports  896,098  273,131List of Lists2015-04-27
31.Ells, Chris425Ascent List197Peak List  6Trip Reports  882,378  268,949List of Lists2014-10-25
32.Themer, Karl379Ascent List282Peak List    881,258  268,607List of Lists2015-04-19
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, Alexei327Ascent List140Peak List  86Trip Reports  801,502  244,298List of Lists2015-04-19
36.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
37.Oestreicher, Richard1155Ascent List824Peak List  982Trip Reports  734,831  223,976List of Lists2015-05-03
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, Michael414Ascent List217Peak List  339Trip Reports  685,517  208,946List of Lists2015-03-28
41.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
42.914, BMS270Ascent List216Peak List  267Trip Reports  660,545  201,334List of Lists2015-03-20
43. #, Ashwin229Ascent List77Peak List  74Trip Reports  650,300  198,211List of Lists2015-01-24
44.Straub, Chad262Ascent List194Peak List  217Trip Reports  629,861  191,982List of Lists2015-03-22
45.ONeill, Patrick491Ascent List424Peak List  41Trip Reports  622,766  189,819List of Lists2015-05-03
46.Kwok, Amy236Ascent List66Peak List  119Trip Reports  609,622  185,813List of Lists2015-04-30
47.Hensley, Richard296Ascent List259Peak List  184Trip Reports  589,170  179,579List of Lists2015-04-11
48.Johnson, Frederick1390Ascent List1065Peak List  491Trip Reports  586,684  178,821List of Lists2015-04-27
49.Musser, William 835Ascent List630Peak List  542Trip Reports  585,645  178,505List of Lists2015-05-03
50.Rankine, Andrew279Ascent List228Peak List  273Trip Reports  577,560  176,040List of Lists2015-04-25
51.Morehouse, James366Ascent List259Peak List  202Trip Reports  573,741  174,876List of Lists2015-05-02
52.Russell, Ken457Ascent List449Peak List  139Trip Reports  570,496  173,887List of Lists2015-04-28
53.Graham, James390Ascent List327Peak List  11Trip Reports  553,172  168,607List of Lists2015-04-25
54.Lewis, Michael136Ascent List112Peak List  65Trip Reports  536,560  163,543List of Lists2015-04-29
55.Thomas, John170Ascent List167Peak List    531,014  161,853List of Lists2015-05-02
56.Trošcák, Ondrej177Ascent List166Peak List  9Trip Reports  527,855  160,890List of Lists2015-04-26
57.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,732  159,634List of Lists2015-01-14
58.Vadeboncoeur, Matt591Ascent List422Peak List  34Trip Reports  502,806  153,255List of Lists2015-04-30
59.Vincent, Ida137Ascent List72Peak List  33Trip Reports  494,408  150,696List of Lists2015-04-19
60.Tibatong, Habakuk508Ascent List335Peak List  6Trip Reports  493,866  150,530List of Lists2015-05-03
61.Lockling, Tim416Ascent List183Peak List  129Trip Reports  489,783  149,286List of Lists2015-04-25
62.Murray, Robert335Ascent List218Peak List  91Trip Reports  479,059  146,017List of Lists2015-04-19
63.Schussler, Arne366Ascent List222Peak List  318Trip Reports  473,976  144,468List of Lists2015-04-17
64.Myers, Steve327Ascent List175Peak List  19Trip Reports  472,286  143,953List of Lists2014-12-07
65.Morris, Caleb297Ascent List264Peak List  254Trip Reports  471,841  143,817List of Lists2015-04-18
66.Stemm, Brad547Ascent List455Peak List  13Trip Reports  468,807  142,892List of Lists2015-05-02
67.Luettringhaus, Uwe279Ascent List239Peak List  11Trip Reports  468,708  142,862List of Lists2015-05-02
68.Nakajima, Tomoko375Ascent List318Peak List  342Trip Reports  459,700  140,117List of Lists2014-09-11
69.Laverdure, Jean André 1844Ascent List1170Peak List  556Trip Reports  456,275  139,073List of Lists2015-04-30
70.Nash, Aaron140Ascent List76Peak List  65Trip Reports  456,147  139,034List of Lists2015-03-01
71.Peck, Lawrence358Ascent List198Peak List  358Trip Reports  447,713  136,463List of Lists2015-04-26
72.Newton, Lee1144Ascent List1133Peak List  282Trip Reports  425,072  129,562List of Lists2015-05-03
73.Dillmore, Shannon435Ascent List428Peak List  88Trip Reports  419,213  127,776List of Lists2015-01-24
74.Peavy, Scott290Ascent List281Peak List    419,144  127,755List of Lists2015-04-12
75.Baker, Troy174Ascent List151Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2014-10-11
76.Lockard, Alex163Ascent List65Peak List  12Trip Reports  411,063  125,292List of Lists2015-04-18
77.Murphy, John195Ascent List109Peak List  47Trip Reports  407,193  124,112List of Lists2015-04-17
78.Triska, Jan120Ascent List103Peak List  119Trip Reports  406,287  123,836List of Lists2015-04-25
79.Wheeler, Terry709Ascent List629Peak List  36Trip Reports  398,031  121,320List of Lists2014-10-05
80.Jayaraman, Srikant262Ascent List234Peak List  43Trip Reports  395,390  120,515List of Lists2015-04-05
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.Darr, John 191Ascent List39Peak List  122Trip Reports  386,841  117,909List of Lists2015-04-27
84.Baxter, Dan493Ascent List455Peak List  165Trip Reports  386,804  117,898List of Lists2015-04-24
85.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
86.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
87.Aschbrenner, Ryan562Ascent List484Peak List  307Trip Reports  375,522  114,459List of Lists2015-04-25
88.Wright, Wesley183Ascent List139Peak List    375,017  114,305List of Lists2015-05-03
89.Madhusudanan, Vineeth140Ascent List77Peak List  13Trip Reports  370,468  112,919List of Lists2014-12-13
90.Kalsing, Kristian111Ascent List60Peak List  38Trip Reports  369,546  112,638List of Lists2015-04-19
91.Bolton, Bob867Ascent List770Peak List  127Trip Reports  361,825  110,284List of Lists2015-04-19
92.Corcoran, Spencer377Ascent List207Peak List  310Trip Reports  361,113  110,067List of Lists2015-04-26
93.De Las Torres, Chiky377Ascent List345Peak List  61Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2015-04-18
94.Quinlan, Dan216Ascent List203Peak List  216Trip Reports  353,473  107,739List of Lists2014-10-11
95.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,754  107,519List of Lists2013-12-31
96.Snapp, Bryon82Ascent List34Peak List  15Trip Reports  352,336  107,392List of Lists2014-10-05
97.Stephens, Rich107Ascent List89Peak List  33Trip Reports  348,777  106,307List of Lists2014-08-05
98.Myers, Grant2210Ascent List2181Peak List  51Trip Reports  347,075  105,788List of Lists2015-04-19
99.Hanson, Vic258Ascent List197Peak List  159Trip Reports  337,872  102,983List of Lists2015-02-14
100.Sekera, Alison113Ascent List104Peak List    336,649  102,611List of Lists2015-04-21

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