Kent, 63, has climbed all 54 of Colorado’s 14’ers and has been on eight expeditions. He has summitted four continental highpoints, as well as Mt. Blanc, Pik Kommunizma (24,590’) and Cho Oyu. He is a member of the State Board of the Colorado Mountain Club. Kent, now retired, was formerly the Executive Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) labs in Boulder, Colorado.