Colorado man celebrates 60th birthday in 60 ways

KUSA – Brian O'Malley turns 60 years old on June 23, and he'll celebrate it in as many ways, all within the 24 hours of his birthday.

O'Malley rang in his 60th at the gym near his home with a workout which included yoga, swimming and basketball before heading to Mount Evans for a hike.

O'Malley's journey began at midnight June 23, when he trekked the 14-er - Mount Evans.

He's been at it ever since he reached the summit about 3 a.m.

Armed with GoPros, a drone, cameras, some snacks and lots of memory cards, O'Malley will take on 60 different adventures over the 24 hours of his day of birth.

On Mount Evans, he went snowshoeing, ice climbing and sledding.

The next adventure began at Red Rocks early Monday morning for photography and bike riding.

Later in the morning, O'Malley heads to Golden for rollerblading and rip-boarding, followed by climbing Mount Zion where he will repel, fly a drone and geocache.

Lunchtime is time for paddle boarding at Soda Lakes, horseback riding and kayaking, followed by archery.

Afternoon activities include disc golf, piano, pilates, frisbee, and of course, a birthday party.

To wrap up his 24-hour adventure marathon, O'Malley will golf, climb a fire truck ladder, tell a joke at a comedy club, see a movie, and then take a nap before finishing up the day playing a variety of musical instruments, paragliding, indoor skydiving and finally bowling.

O'Malley hopes his adventures inspire people to live life to the fullest.

Family and friends are following his journey at #60At60In24hrs.

Complete list of O'Malley's birthday activities:

  • Indoor rock climb
  • Basketball
  • Football passing
  • Soccer
  • R-ball
  • Stair-master
  • Rowing
  • Weights
  • Kettle bells
  • Spin Studio
  • Fitness room
  • TRX
  • Yoga -Yin
  • Swim
  • Hot tub
  • Celestial time lapse Canon - Mt Goliath
  • Climb 14er at Midnight
  • Ice climb
  • Snow climb
  • Snow shoe
  • Glissade
  • Sled
  • Snow cave
  • Iridium flare
  • Sunrise
  • Photography
  • Stairs
  • Road bike - Drop off to Golden
  • Performance on stage
  • Climb Mt Zion - Via North launch
  • Sunrise at magic seat
  • Rock climb
  • Rappel
  • Geo Cache - iphone app
  • Fly drone
  • Rip Board
  • Run - Golden trail
  • Roller blade
  • Starbucks
  • Coach someone
  • American mountaineering museum
  • Sign book
  • Bent Gate
  • SUP Standup Paddle Board
  • Horseback
  • Open water kayak
  • Archery
  • Disk Golf
  • Piano
  • Tennis
  • Dod training
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Frisbee
  • Pizza
  • Short presentation
  • Happy Birthday party
  • Driving range
  • Putting
  • Fire Truck Climb ladder
  • Comedy Club - tell joke
  • Movie
  • Nap
  • Be coached
  • Yoga - Headstand meditation
  • Write notes of wisdom
  • Milk shake - SmashBurger
  • Guitar
  • Jembe
  • Ukelele
  • Harmonica
  • "Almost" concert with Dave Benshoof
  • Paraglide
  • Power kite
  • Mt. bike
  • Sunset
  • Photography - Sunset
  • Indoor skydiving - Sky Venture
  • Bowling - Brunswick
  • Laugh
  • Cry

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