However impressive an achievement an ascension might be, not all ascensions are created equal.
- A wishless genocideless polyitemless polyselfless illiterate atheist weaponless vegan by marvin: RGRN post
- A wishless genocideless polyitemless polyselfless illiterate atheist weaponless foodless game by Tenaya: RGRN post
- A pacifist extinctionist wishless genocideless survivor by Ben Hiles: RGRN post
- A zen samurai by marvin: RGRN post
- The 4 possible zen roles (Samurai, Wizard, Rogue, Tourist): RGRN post
- A foodless atheist survivor by marvin: RGRN post
- A foodless atheist true polyselfless (i.e. no "feel like a new (wo)man") survivor by Robert R Schneck: RGRN post
- A foodless atheist speedrun with no gaining of nutrition by futilius: RGRN post
Speedruns and score runs
- A 2391-turn bones-free ascension by Maud: NAO dumplog, ttyrec
- A 2185-turn ascension by nht, helped by pudding bones: RGRN post ttyrec
- A 2135-turn ascension by Maud, helped by bones stuffing: NAO dumplog
- A 2130-turn ascension by SpeedyCat7, helped by bones stuffing: NAO dumplog writeup
- A 363-turn set seed UnNetHack win by nht: Reddit post, dumplog
- The first recorded MAXINT game on NAO (not an ascension!) by Zadir 
- A MAXINT ascension in 7:15:12 by Adeon: devnull game info
- A 64 bit MAXINT ascension in 17h 25m 16s by Berry: nethack.eu game info
- A racial ascension set by Harold Hill: RGRN post
- A MININT turns ascension by Khaos (-2147483648 turns): NAO dumplog
- An unspoiled ascension by Timothy Nodine: RGRN post
- A bag full of ascii art slime molds by zgedneil 
- A bag full of ascii art slime molds by Adeon during /dev/null 2009 tournament screenshot
- The first true multiplayer AceHack ascension, by ishanyx and PaRaD0xx on acehack.eu (defunct server):
- DeathOnAStick's gem polypiling madness on NAO.
- stth's super-extinctionist ascension: 255 kills of all monsters where that's possible. 819 wishes used, most of them to wish for figurines of shades, djinn, sandestins, chameleons, and statues of mail daemons. Even included a bag of ascii art slime molds. Dumplog
- glisignoli ascension with all artifacts. Reddit post and dumplog.
- smartbot3, lawful female dwarven Valkyrie on acehack.de, apparently the first ascension by any bot, dumplog, ttyrec, and other data.