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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, Petter1487Ascent List1250Peak List  150Trip Reports  3,517,976  1,072,279List of Lists2016-04-30
2.Poulin, Dennis2293Ascent List2039Peak List  1275Trip Reports  2,911,182  887,328List of Lists2016-04-23
3.Jones, Ken2499Ascent List2307Peak List  411Trip Reports  2,869,104  874,503List of Lists2016-04-28
4.Earl, Edward1607Ascent List1486Peak List  201Trip Reports  2,417,999  737,006List of Lists2015-06-18
5.Lostracco, Ben3992Ascent List3059Peak List  1745Trip Reports  2,247,490  685,035List of Lists2016-04-25
6.Walker, Adam1050Ascent List870Peak List  637Trip Reports  2,155,624  657,034List of Lists2016-04-19
7.Slayden, Greg1321Ascent List829Peak List  296Trip Reports  2,143,617  653,374List of Lists2016-04-16
8.Still, Ben547Ascent List511Peak List  163Trip Reports  1,789,959  545,580List of Lists2016-04-22
9.Grant, Sam844Ascent List600Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,663,366  506,994List of Lists2016-04-28
10.Michelson, Paul917Ascent List846Peak List  98Trip Reports  1,647,363  502,116List of Lists2016-04-23
11.Barlow, James1058Ascent List913Peak List  793Trip Reports  1,624,765  495,228List of Lists2016-04-17
12.Kassan, Eric767Ascent List675Peak List  600Trip Reports  1,519,712  463,208List of Lists2016-04-30
13.Woodall, Rob3564Ascent List3487Peak List  544Trip Reports  1,490,816  454,401List of Lists2016-01-16
14.Gerber, Andrej300Ascent List300Peak List  186Trip Reports  1,454,912  443,457List of Lists2016-04-10
15.Willis, Craig938Ascent List880Peak List  87Trip Reports  1,396,334  425,603List of Lists2016-04-24
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.Giurgiulescu, Mihai845Ascent List559Peak List  47Trip Reports  1,277,241  389,303List of Lists2016-04-24
19.Albert, Sean447Ascent List252Peak List  345Trip Reports  1,227,611  374,176List of Lists2016-04-27
20.McClellan, Paul457Ascent List312Peak List  87Trip Reports  1,213,185  369,779List of Lists2016-04-14
21.Sasso, John659Ascent List305Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,197,901  365,120List of Lists2016-01-18
22.Painter, Chad868Ascent List656Peak List  60Trip Reports  1,172,931  357,509List of Lists2016-04-20
23.Garneau, Robert819Ascent List467Peak List  229Trip Reports  1,171,855  357,181List of Lists2016-02-26
24.Raether, Don891Ascent List770Peak List  557Trip Reports  1,167,685  355,910List of Lists2016-04-21
25.Gerlach, Greg1848Ascent List1326Peak List  231Trip Reports  1,127,421  343,638List of Lists2016-04-27
26.Dunham, Dave1355Ascent List861Peak List  1355Trip Reports  1,114,942  339,834List of Lists2016-04-16
27.Sarna, John E822Ascent List601Peak List  265Trip Reports  1,100,834  335,534List of Lists2016-04-29
28.Boos, Andy1388Ascent List935Peak List  2Trip Reports  1,084,810  330,650List of Lists2016-04-21
29.Ziak, Rodney1286Ascent List900Peak List  101Trip Reports  1,041,590  317,477List of Lists2016-04-20
30.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
31.Tibatong, Habakuk899Ascent List434Peak List  10Trip Reports  1,012,282  308,544List of Lists2016-04-30
32.Kelliher, Mat680Ascent List588Peak List  616Trip Reports  1,001,870  305,370List of Lists2016-04-24
33.Noel, Eric829Ascent List681Peak List  381Trip Reports  972,953  296,556List of Lists2016-04-16
34.Themer, Karl419Ascent List319Peak List    913,219  278,349List of Lists2016-03-14
35.Evans, Alexei399Ascent List176Peak List  141Trip Reports  893,512  272,342List of Lists2016-04-17
36.Ells, Chris426Ascent List198Peak List  6Trip Reports  885,186  269,805List of Lists2015-08-01
37.Boester, Brad380Ascent List361Peak List  133Trip Reports  872,112  265,820List of Lists2015-09-20
38. #, Ashwin289Ascent List93Peak List  1Trip Reports  846,331  257,962List of Lists2015-11-29
39.Kwok, Amy332Ascent List86Peak List  131Trip Reports  837,125  255,156List of Lists2016-04-27
40.Bigelow, Andrew827Ascent List362Peak List  261Trip Reports  832,366  253,705List of Lists2016-03-06
41.Oestreicher, Richard1328Ascent List946Peak List  1149Trip Reports  826,049  251,780List of Lists2016-04-23
42.Hall, Len513Ascent List229Peak List  509Trip Reports  818,897  249,600List of Lists2016-04-09
43.Wanberg, Michael499Ascent List238Peak List  401Trip Reports  818,166  249,377List of Lists2016-04-21
44.ONeill, Patrick655Ascent List540Peak List  67Trip Reports  799,424  243,664List of Lists2016-04-24
45.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,606  234,271List of Lists2013-11-23
46.Straub, Chad286Ascent List213Peak List  228Trip Reports  749,555  228,464List of Lists2016-01-17
47.Kraai, Bryan618Ascent List546Peak List  226Trip Reports  736,827  224,585List of Lists2016-03-20
48.Musser, William 1061Ascent List745Peak List  660Trip Reports  698,318  212,847List of Lists2016-04-23
49.Rankine, Andrew348Ascent List290Peak List  342Trip Reports  698,226  212,819List of Lists2016-02-16
50.Hensley, Richard368Ascent List324Peak List  222Trip Reports  697,455  212,584List of Lists2016-04-17
51.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,066  206,979List of Lists2013-07-01
52.Vincent, Ida192Ascent List92Peak List  54Trip Reports  675,179  205,795List of Lists2016-04-03
53.Johnson, Frederick1403Ascent List1078Peak List  522Trip Reports  669,193  203,970List of Lists2015-06-01
54.914, BMS281Ascent List224Peak List  270Trip Reports  668,312  203,701List of Lists2016-04-14
55.Trošcák, Ondrej211Ascent List191Peak List  9Trip Reports  662,663  201,980List of Lists2016-03-19
56.Russell, Ken522Ascent List514Peak List  169Trip Reports  659,654  201,063List of Lists2016-04-17
57.Lewis, Michael151Ascent List126Peak List  78Trip Reports  631,307  192,422List of Lists2016-04-10
58.Morehouse, James490Ascent List322Peak List  274Trip Reports  619,948  188,960List of Lists2016-04-26
59.Thomas, John200Ascent List191Peak List    614,514  187,304List of Lists2016-04-17
60.Luettringhaus, Uwe342Ascent List287Peak List  14Trip Reports  597,423  182,095List of Lists2016-04-23
61.Graham, James434Ascent List370Peak List  12Trip Reports  582,661  177,595List of Lists2016-03-19
62.Laverdure, Jean André 2200Ascent List1419Peak List  713Trip Reports  578,071  176,196List of Lists2016-04-30
63.Vadeboncoeur, Matt665Ascent List461Peak List  47Trip Reports  570,381  173,852List of Lists2016-04-28
64.Stemm, Brad680Ascent List552Peak List  16Trip Reports  565,225  172,281List of Lists2016-04-30
65.Young, Cliff669Ascent List619Peak List  6Trip Reports  560,359  170,797List of Lists2016-03-20
66.Sanger, David663Ascent List602Peak List  118Trip Reports  526,699  160,538List of Lists2016-04-25
67.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,762  159,643List of Lists2015-01-14
68.Peck, Lawrence417Ascent List205Peak List  375Trip Reports  521,820  159,051List of Lists2016-04-24
69.Kirmse, Andrew480Ascent List453Peak List  91Trip Reports  520,106  158,528List of Lists2016-04-28
70.Newton, Lee1238Ascent List1226Peak List  350Trip Reports  519,947  158,480List of Lists2016-04-15
71.Darr, John 268Ascent List41Peak List  163Trip Reports  519,937  158,477List of Lists2016-04-19
72.Morris, Caleb322Ascent List284Peak List  277Trip Reports  513,576  156,538List of Lists2016-04-30
73.Nash, Aaron155Ascent List81Peak List  68Trip Reports  506,400  154,351List of Lists2016-01-09
74.Lockard, Alex188Ascent List77Peak List  13Trip Reports  500,345  152,505List of Lists2016-04-27
75.Murray, Robert353Ascent List228Peak List  99Trip Reports  496,293  151,270List of Lists2016-04-10
76.Schussler, Arne377Ascent List227Peak List  326Trip Reports  487,811  148,685List of Lists2016-04-18
77.Aschbrenner, Ryan710Ascent List616Peak List  358Trip Reports  483,658  147,419List of Lists2016-04-21
78.Myers, Steve336Ascent List178Peak List  19Trip Reports  479,801  146,243List of Lists2016-03-21
79.Peavy, Scott327Ascent List317Peak List    472,517  144,023List of Lists2016-04-24
80.Nakajima, Tomoko413Ascent List355Peak List  379Trip Reports  463,181  141,178List of Lists2015-07-12
81.Kalsing, Kristian133Ascent List71Peak List  51Trip Reports  461,410  140,638List of Lists2016-02-21
82.Sekera, Alison155Ascent List146Peak List    457,940  139,580List of Lists2016-04-30
83.Corcoran, Spencer461Ascent List278Peak List  391Trip Reports  453,403  138,197List of Lists2016-04-20
84.Murphy, John208Ascent List121Peak List  48Trip Reports  449,437  136,988List of Lists2015-08-24
85.Dillmore, Shannon459Ascent List451Peak List  99Trip Reports  446,585  136,119List of Lists2016-01-22
86.Surgent, Scott834Ascent List783Peak List  307Trip Reports  443,533  135,189List of Lists2016-04-23
87.Myers, Grant2323Ascent List2292Peak List  67Trip Reports  438,395  133,623List of Lists2016-04-17
88.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo262Ascent List204Peak List  15Trip Reports  429,574  130,934List of Lists2016-03-14
89.Triska, Jan128Ascent List108Peak List  126Trip Reports  428,017  130,460List of Lists2015-12-25
90.Eichas, Paul286Ascent List154Peak List    423,903  129,206List of Lists2016-04-23
91.Bolton, Bob941Ascent List841Peak List  143Trip Reports  421,782  128,559List of Lists2016-04-22
92.Rashel, John139Ascent List117Peak List  10Trip Reports  417,633  127,295List of Lists2016-04-25
93.Baker, Troy183Ascent List159Peak List  17Trip Reports  417,095  127,131List of Lists2016-02-20
94.Baxter, Dan557Ascent List507Peak List  179Trip Reports  413,580  126,059List of Lists2016-03-20
95.Scott, Brian189Ascent List116Peak List  101Trip Reports  412,844  125,835List of Lists2016-04-24
96.Jayaraman, Srikant282Ascent List246Peak List  43Trip Reports  406,318  123,846List of Lists2016-01-24
97.Bedard, Richard217Ascent List144Peak List  161Trip Reports  405,787  123,684List of Lists2016-04-09
98.Wheeler, Terry721Ascent List633Peak List  36Trip Reports  401,180  122,280List of Lists2016-02-07
99.Wright, Wesley201Ascent List155Peak List    399,824  121,866List of Lists2015-08-11
100.DeFranco, Jack320Ascent List283Peak List  2Trip Reports  399,496  121,766List of Lists2016-04-16

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