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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, Petter1178Ascent List1116Peak List  147Trip Reports  2,941,620  896,606List of Lists2014-10-25
2.Jones, Ken2338Ascent List2165Peak List  340Trip Reports  2,727,997  831,493List of Lists2014-10-24
3.Poulin, Dennis2013Ascent List1797Peak List  1180Trip Reports  2,725,052  830,596List of Lists2014-10-15
4.Earl, Edward1548Ascent List1431Peak List  206Trip Reports  2,360,107  719,361List of Lists2014-10-19
5.Lostracco, Ben3306Ascent List2466Peak List  1426Trip Reports  2,092,779  637,879List of Lists2014-10-25
6.Slayden, Greg1240Ascent List776Peak List  237Trip Reports  1,980,870  603,769List of Lists2014-10-20
7.Walker, Adam720Ascent List585Peak List  409Trip Reports  1,689,591  514,987List of Lists2014-10-21
8.Still, Ben452Ascent List452Peak List  139Trip Reports  1,587,283  483,804List of Lists2014-10-03
9.Michelson, Paul808Ascent List737Peak List  57Trip Reports  1,556,384  474,386List of Lists2014-10-24
10.Woodall, Rob2298Ascent List2262Peak List  470Trip Reports  1,348,116  410,906List of Lists2014-10-13
11.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List317Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,278,284  389,621List of Lists2014-06-22
12.Barlow, James834Ascent List706Peak List  545Trip Reports  1,277,711  389,446List of Lists2014-10-13
13.Willis, Craig791Ascent List745Peak List  74Trip Reports  1,245,295  379,566List of Lists2014-10-19
14.Kassan, Eric602Ascent List540Peak List  459Trip Reports  1,224,182  373,131List of Lists2014-10-19
15.Sasso, John624Ascent List292Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-10-05
16.Wilson, Doug384Ascent List230Peak List    1,125,523  343,059List of Lists2014-10-17
17.Painter, ChadL787Ascent List599Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,106,784  337,348List of Lists2014-10-22
18.Gerber, Andrej199Ascent List199Peak List  61Trip Reports  1,069,378  325,946List of Lists2014-10-15
19.Sarna, John E727Ascent List582Peak List  240Trip Reports  1,047,225  319,194List of Lists2014-09-28
20.Dunham, Dave1233Ascent List776Peak List  1233Trip Reports  1,044,385  318,329List of Lists2014-10-19
21.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
22.Garneau, Robert734Ascent List441Peak List  205Trip Reports  1,024,139  312,158List of Lists2014-10-20
23.Raether, Don703Ascent List611Peak List  441Trip Reports  1,017,782  310,220List of Lists2014-10-22
24.Ziak, Rodney1228Ascent List873Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,011,321  308,251List of Lists2014-10-20
25.Noel, Eric775Ascent List632Peak List  344Trip Reports  937,564  285,770List of Lists2014-10-19
26.Grant, Sam478Ascent List318Peak List  23Trip Reports  905,592  276,024List of Lists2014-10-23
27.Giurgiulescu, Mihai567Ascent List335Peak List  13Trip Reports  883,893  269,411List of Lists2014-10-19
28.Ells, Chris424Ascent List197Peak List  6Trip Reports  881,394  268,649List of Lists2014-10-19
29.Themer, Karl356Ascent List260Peak List    862,562  262,909List of Lists2014-09-20
30.Kelliher, Mat482Ascent List438Peak List  447Trip Reports  857,212  261,278List of Lists2014-10-10
31.Albert, Sean361Ascent List215Peak List  291Trip Reports  850,714  259,298List of Lists2014-10-19
32.Boester, Brad367Ascent List350Peak List  133Trip Reports  845,272  257,639List of Lists2014-05-16
33.Boos, Andy1267Ascent List849Peak List  2Trip Reports  818,285  249,413List of Lists2014-10-23
34.Bigelow, Andrew805Ascent List355Peak List  253Trip Reports  796,246  242,696List of Lists2014-08-09
35.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
36.Hall, Len449Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
37.Kraai, Bryan545Ascent List478Peak List  165Trip Reports  726,517  221,442List of Lists2014-10-18
38.Evans, Alexei285Ascent List132Peak List  67Trip Reports  709,252  216,180List of Lists2014-10-19
39.Oestreicher, Richard1047Ascent List735Peak List  881Trip Reports  705,903  215,159List of Lists2014-10-23
40.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
41.914, BMS267Ascent List214Peak List  264Trip Reports  657,130  200,293List of Lists2014-09-05
42.Wanberg, Michael382Ascent List208Peak List  308Trip Reports  637,228  194,227List of Lists2014-10-19
43.ONeill, Patrick424Ascent List365Peak List  31Trip Reports  575,632  175,453List of Lists2014-10-24
44.Hensley, Richard287Ascent List251Peak List  181Trip Reports  573,810  174,897List of Lists2014-10-18
45.Straub, Chad228Ascent List171Peak List  197Trip Reports  540,590  164,772List of Lists2014-09-07
46.Musser, William 708Ascent List551Peak List  472Trip Reports  538,769  164,217List of Lists2014-10-24
47.Russell, Ken420Ascent List412Peak List  123Trip Reports  534,682  162,971List of Lists2014-10-12
48.Rankine, Andrew261Ascent List215Peak List  255Trip Reports  532,832  162,407List of Lists2014-09-21
49.Graham, James373Ascent List313Peak List  10Trip Reports  531,684  162,057List of Lists2014-10-14
50.Morehouse, James301Ascent List213Peak List  180Trip Reports  524,988  160,016List of Lists2014-10-19
51.Pramuk, Gabriel710Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  517,799  157,825List of Lists2014-08-25
52.Kwok, Amy188Ascent List57Peak List  111Trip Reports  513,155  156,410List of Lists2014-10-12
53. #, Ashwin182Ascent List64Peak List  73Trip Reports  510,816  155,697List of Lists2014-04-12
54.Vadeboncoeur, Matt558Ascent List408Peak List  27Trip Reports  481,988  146,910List of Lists2014-10-08
55.Lockling, Tim393Ascent List175Peak List  128Trip Reports  479,939  146,285List of Lists2014-10-04
56.Trošcák, Ondrej155Ascent List147Peak List  9Trip Reports  476,275  145,169List of Lists2014-10-19
57.Myers, Steve326Ascent List174Peak List  19Trip Reports  471,686  143,770List of Lists2014-07-01
58.Murray, Robert319Ascent List210Peak List  83Trip Reports  469,661  143,153List of Lists2014-10-12
59.Schussler, Arne359Ascent List222Peak List  311Trip Reports  466,095  142,066List of Lists2014-10-20
60.Nakajima, Tomoko375Ascent List318Peak List  342Trip Reports  459,700  140,117List of Lists2014-09-11
61.Morris, Caleb281Ascent List253Peak List  241Trip Reports  455,134  138,725List of Lists2014-10-11
62.Nash, Aaron135Ascent List74Peak List  64Trip Reports  435,950  132,878List of Lists2014-08-06
63.Vincent, Ida116Ascent List61Peak List  25Trip Reports  434,017  132,288List of Lists2014-10-19
64.Dillmore, Shannon432Ascent List425Peak List  88Trip Reports  416,409  126,921List of Lists2014-08-29
65.Peck, Lawrence334Ascent List197Peak List  334Trip Reports  416,137  126,839List of Lists2014-10-13
66.Baker, Troy174Ascent List151Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2014-10-11
67.Laverdure, Jean André 1699Ascent List1066Peak List  488Trip Reports  405,488  123,593List of Lists2014-10-12
68.Wheeler, Terry709Ascent List629Peak List  36Trip Reports  398,031  121,320List of Lists2014-10-05
69.Stemm, Brad452Ascent List398Peak List  12Trip Reports  396,835  120,955List of Lists2014-10-22
70.Triska, Jan116Ascent List101Peak List  115Trip Reports  396,281  120,786List of Lists2014-07-28
71.Luettringhaus, Uwe216Ascent List182Peak List  6Trip Reports  395,503  120,549List of Lists2014-10-19
72.Newton, Lee912Ascent List905Peak List  245Trip Reports  393,155  119,834List of Lists2014-10-19
73.Eichas, Paul256Ascent List129Peak List    384,637  117,237List of Lists2014-10-20
74.Peavy, Scott272Ascent List264Peak List    383,588  116,918List of Lists2014-10-19
75.Tetazoo, III, James E.261Ascent List206Peak List  73Trip Reports  379,153  115,566List of Lists2014-08-27
76.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
77.Lewis, Michael103Ascent List101Peak List  10Trip Reports  375,602  114,483List of Lists2014-10-19
78.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo197Ascent List146Peak List  15Trip Reports  374,612  114,182List of Lists2014-10-20
79.Johnson, Frederick1367Ascent List1034Peak List  400Trip Reports  369,506  112,625List of Lists2014-10-22
80.Baxter, Dan450Ascent List418Peak List  149Trip Reports  367,186  111,918List of Lists2014-09-22
81.Madhusudanan, Vineeth138Ascent List75Peak List  13Trip Reports  366,468  111,699List of Lists2014-10-04
82.Lockard, Alex142Ascent List59Peak List  10Trip Reports  365,454  111,390List of Lists2014-10-19
83.Bolton, Bob847Ascent List752Peak List  125Trip Reports  359,592  109,604List of Lists2014-10-13
84.Jayaraman, Srikant238Ascent List213Peak List  38Trip Reports  358,988  109,420List of Lists2014-09-29
85.De Las Torres, Chiky349Ascent List318Peak List  60Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2014-10-11
86.Quinlan, Dan216Ascent List203Peak List  216Trip Reports  353,473  107,739List of Lists2014-10-11
87.Wright, Wesley174Ascent List136Peak List    352,790  107,530List of Lists2014-10-02
88.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,779  107,527List of Lists2013-12-31
89.Snapp, Bryon82Ascent List34Peak List  15Trip Reports  352,336  107,392List of Lists2014-10-05
90.Stephens, Rich107Ascent List89Peak List  33Trip Reports  348,777  106,307List of Lists2014-08-05
91.Murphy, John170Ascent List102Peak List  36Trip Reports  336,499  102,565List of Lists2014-10-24
92.Aschbrenner, Ryan505Ascent List439Peak List  288Trip Reports  335,884  102,377List of Lists2014-10-13
93.Darr, John 162Ascent List39Peak List  117Trip Reports  334,891  102,075List of Lists2014-10-24
94.Putnam, Mike110Ascent List61Peak List  50Trip Reports  331,657  101,089List of Lists2013-06-29
95.Kalsing, Kristian96Ascent List55Peak List  35Trip Reports  328,712  100,191List of Lists2014-09-28
96.Hanson, Vic251Ascent List194Peak List  159Trip Reports  326,049  99,380List of Lists2014-10-10
97.M, Joe142Ascent List75Peak List  6Trip Reports  325,324  99,159List of Lists2013-08-25
98.Gopal, Gokul233Ascent List156Peak List  62Trip Reports  324,927  99,038List of Lists2014-08-13
99.Hirniak, Joseph131Ascent List120Peak List  92Trip Reports  320,844  97,793List of Lists2014-08-05
100.Cusick, Michael164Ascent List159Peak List  1Trip Reports  314,895  95,980List of Lists2014-10-24

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