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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, Petter1500Ascent List1263Peak List  150Trip Reports  3,564,544  1,086,473List of Lists2016-05-29
2.Poulin, Dennis2297Ascent List2043Peak List  1275Trip Reports  2,911,182  887,328List of Lists2016-05-25
3.Jones, Ken2504Ascent List2312Peak List  415Trip Reports  2,875,938  876,586List of Lists2016-05-30
4.Gerlach, Greg1909Ascent List1385Peak List  279Trip Reports  2,448,889  746,421List of Lists2016-05-29
5.Earl, Edward1607Ascent List1486Peak List  201Trip Reports  2,417,999  737,006List of Lists2015-06-18
6.Lostracco, Ben4040Ascent List3097Peak List  1743Trip Reports  2,265,825  690,623List of Lists2016-05-28
7.Slayden, Greg1332Ascent List840Peak List  302Trip Reports  2,176,255  663,323List of Lists2016-05-22
8.Walker, Adam1057Ascent List877Peak List  644Trip Reports  2,155,624  657,034List of Lists2016-05-17
9.Still, Ben559Ascent List515Peak List  164Trip Reports  1,813,935  552,887List of Lists2016-05-26
10.Grant, Sam867Ascent List619Peak List  61Trip Reports  1,698,793  517,792List of Lists2016-05-29
11.Michelson, Paul923Ascent List852Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,647,603  502,189List of Lists2016-05-08
12.Barlow, James1075Ascent List930Peak List  805Trip Reports  1,639,031  499,577List of Lists2016-05-17
13.Kassan, Eric774Ascent List681Peak List  608Trip Reports  1,533,292  467,347List of Lists2016-05-22
14.Woodall, Rob3564Ascent List3487Peak List  544Trip Reports  1,490,816  454,401List of Lists2016-01-16
15.Gerber, Andrej301Ascent List301Peak List  187Trip Reports  1,456,417  443,916List of Lists2016-05-18
16.Willis, Craig945Ascent List882Peak List  91Trip Reports  1,407,210  428,918List of Lists2016-05-29
17.Wilson, Doug424Ascent List244Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,329,024  405,087List of Lists2016-05-06
18.Giurgiulescu, Mihai871Ascent List580Peak List  53Trip Reports  1,299,741  396,161List of Lists2016-05-30
19.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List315Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,210  391,732List of Lists2014-06-22
20.Albert, Sean452Ascent List253Peak List  349Trip Reports  1,227,611  374,176List of Lists2016-05-30
21.McClellan, Paul464Ascent List318Peak List  93Trip Reports  1,219,241  371,625List of Lists2016-05-19
22.Sasso, John672Ascent List316Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,197,901  365,120List of Lists2016-05-26
23.Painter, Chad872Ascent List660Peak List  61Trip Reports  1,183,200  360,639List of Lists2016-05-07
24.Raether, Don905Ascent List784Peak List  562Trip Reports  1,181,053  359,985List of Lists2016-05-29
25.Garneau, Robert824Ascent List469Peak List  233Trip Reports  1,177,401  358,872List of Lists2016-05-18
26.Dunham, Dave1358Ascent List863Peak List  1358Trip Reports  1,115,876  340,119List of Lists2016-05-16
27.Sarna, John E841Ascent List601Peak List  265Trip Reports  1,111,286  338,720List of Lists2016-05-29
28.Boos, Andy1406Ascent List953Peak List  2Trip Reports  1,084,810  330,650List of Lists2016-05-19
29.Tibatong, Habakuk923Ascent List445Peak List  10Trip Reports  1,055,249  321,640List of Lists2016-05-28
30.Ziak, Rodney1293Ascent List906Peak List  102Trip Reports  1,047,165  319,176List of Lists2016-05-26
31.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
32.Kelliher, Mat686Ascent List592Peak List  621Trip Reports  1,002,540  305,574List of Lists2016-05-29
33.Noel, Eric832Ascent List683Peak List  382Trip Reports  974,777  297,112List of Lists2016-05-29
34. #, Ashwin316Ascent List99Peak List  3Trip Reports  938,451  286,040List of Lists2016-05-08
35.Themer, Karl424Ascent List324Peak List    916,799  279,440List of Lists2016-05-27
36.Evans, Alexei407Ascent List177Peak List  145Trip Reports  898,462  273,851List of Lists2016-05-26
37.Ells, Chris426Ascent List198Peak List  6Trip Reports  885,186  269,805List of Lists2015-08-01
38.Boester, Brad380Ascent List361Peak List  133Trip Reports  872,112  265,820List of Lists2015-09-20
39.Kwok, Amy340Ascent List86Peak List  131Trip Reports  859,663  262,025List of Lists2016-05-24
40.Oestreicher, Richard1357Ascent List965Peak List  1175Trip Reports  841,440  256,471List of Lists2016-05-28
41.Bigelow, Andrew827Ascent List362Peak List  261Trip Reports  832,276  253,678List of Lists2016-03-06
42.Wanberg, Michael510Ascent List242Peak List  404Trip Reports  830,215  253,050List of Lists2016-05-27
43.Hall, Len513Ascent List229Peak List  509Trip Reports  818,897  249,600List of Lists2016-04-09
44.ONeill, Patrick656Ascent List540Peak List  67Trip Reports  799,424  243,664List of Lists2016-05-22
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, Bryan625Ascent List553Peak List  229Trip Reports  736,827  224,585List of Lists2016-05-14
48.Musser, William 1078Ascent List757Peak List  674Trip Reports  707,613  215,680List of Lists2016-05-22
49.Hensley, Richard374Ascent List330Peak List  225Trip Reports  704,677  214,786List of Lists2016-04-27
50.Rankine, Andrew348Ascent List290Peak List  342Trip Reports  698,226  212,819List of Lists2016-02-16
51.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,066  206,979List of Lists2013-07-01
52.Trošcák, Ondrej216Ascent List196Peak List  10Trip Reports  675,406  205,864List of Lists2016-05-22
53.Vincent, Ida192Ascent List92Peak List  54Trip Reports  675,179  205,795List of Lists2016-04-03
54.Johnson, Frederick1407Ascent List1082Peak List  524Trip Reports  670,810  204,463List of Lists2015-06-01
55.914, BMS282Ascent List224Peak List  270Trip Reports  668,312  203,701List of Lists2016-05-27
56.Russell, Ken524Ascent List516Peak List  170Trip Reports  660,882  201,437List of Lists2016-05-15
57.Lewis, Michael153Ascent List128Peak List  79Trip Reports  645,760  196,828List of Lists2016-05-20
58.Morehouse, James497Ascent List322Peak List  280Trip Reports  619,948  188,960List of Lists2016-05-26
59.Thomas, John201Ascent List191Peak List    618,314  188,462List of Lists2016-05-07
60.Luettringhaus, Uwe342Ascent List287Peak List  14Trip Reports  597,423  182,095List of Lists2016-04-23
61.Young, Cliff697Ascent List646Peak List  6Trip Reports  596,668  181,864List of Lists2016-05-19
62.Laverdure, Jean André 2225Ascent List1436Peak List  721Trip Reports  586,473  178,757List of Lists2016-05-29
63.Graham, James436Ascent List372Peak List  12Trip Reports  584,929  178,286List of Lists2016-05-01
64.Vadeboncoeur, Matt670Ascent List462Peak List  47Trip Reports  575,840  175,516List of Lists2016-05-14
65.Stemm, Brad692Ascent List556Peak List  16Trip Reports  574,481  175,102List of Lists2016-05-21
66.Darr, John 274Ascent List41Peak List  164Trip Reports  526,737  160,549List of Lists2016-05-24
67.Sanger, David667Ascent List605Peak List  118Trip Reports  526,699  160,538List of Lists2016-05-30
68.Peck, Lawrence418Ascent List205Peak List  375Trip Reports  525,188  160,077List of Lists2016-05-21
69.Kirmse, Andrew483Ascent List456Peak List  94Trip Reports  525,092  160,048List of Lists2016-05-05
70.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,762  159,643List of Lists2015-01-14
71.Newton, Lee1249Ascent List1237Peak List  353Trip Reports  520,931  158,780List of Lists2016-05-25
72.Morris, Caleb324Ascent List285Peak List  279Trip Reports  518,976  158,184List of Lists2016-05-21
73.Lockard, Alex191Ascent List77Peak List  13Trip Reports  508,848  155,097List of Lists2016-05-29
74.Nash, Aaron155Ascent List81Peak List  68Trip Reports  506,400  154,351List of Lists2016-01-09
75.Murray, Robert353Ascent List228Peak List  99Trip Reports  496,293  151,270List of Lists2016-04-10
76.Schussler, Arne384Ascent List230Peak List  332Trip Reports  493,228  150,336List of Lists2016-05-20
77.Aschbrenner, Ryan721Ascent List627Peak List  361Trip Reports  492,896  150,235List of Lists2016-05-30
78.Peavy, Scott329Ascent List319Peak List    480,880  146,572List of Lists2016-05-22
79.Myers, Steve336Ascent List178Peak List  19Trip Reports  479,801  146,243List of Lists2016-03-21
80.Sekera, Alison161Ascent List152Peak List    474,499  144,627List of Lists2016-05-25
81.Nakajima, Tomoko413Ascent List355Peak List  379Trip Reports  463,181  141,178List of Lists2015-07-12
82.Kalsing, Kristian133Ascent List71Peak List  51Trip Reports  461,410  140,638List of Lists2016-02-21
83.Corcoran, Spencer463Ascent List280Peak List  393Trip Reports  457,603  139,477List of Lists2016-05-29
84.Murphy, John210Ascent List123Peak List  48Trip Reports  456,457  139,128List of Lists2016-05-07
85.Myers, Grant2345Ascent List2314Peak List  72Trip Reports  449,644  137,051List of Lists2016-05-29
86.Surgent, Scott836Ascent List785Peak List  309Trip Reports  449,062  136,874List of Lists2016-05-22
87.Dillmore, Shannon459Ascent List451Peak List  99Trip Reports  446,585  136,119List of Lists2016-01-22
88.Uherkovich, Szaniszló262Ascent 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, Paul288Ascent List156Peak List    427,287  130,237List of Lists2016-05-29
91.Scott, Brian193Ascent List118Peak List  103Trip Reports  425,634  129,733List of Lists2016-05-29
92.Bolton, Bob956Ascent List856Peak List  144Trip Reports  422,728  128,847List of Lists2016-05-30
93.Rashel, John140Ascent List117Peak List  10Trip Reports  421,119  128,357List of Lists2016-05-24
94.Baker, Troy183Ascent List159Peak List  17Trip Reports  417,095  127,131List of Lists2016-02-20
95.Baxter, Dan563Ascent List512Peak List  183Trip Reports  413,582  126,060List of Lists2016-03-20
96.DeFranco, Jack326Ascent List285Peak List  2Trip Reports  411,091  125,301List of Lists2016-05-22
97.Winston, Keith317Ascent List278Peak List  305Trip Reports  409,007  124,665List of Lists2016-05-26
98.Bedard, Richard218Ascent List145Peak List  162Trip Reports  406,944  124,037List of Lists2016-05-23
99.Jayaraman, Srikant282Ascent List246Peak List  43Trip Reports  406,318  123,846List of Lists2016-01-24
100.Lara, Sandy910Ascent List411Peak List  413Trip Reports  402,375  122,644List of Lists2016-05-22

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