Fred Dibnah How to climb a chimney overhang at 50+

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Hovermotion : Fantastic footage. .. the amazing fred ........

John Ayres : Fred Dibnah goes where Chuck Norris fears to tread.

Marc Law : Makes your heart skip a beat.The man was a legend who worked hard and treated this as the norm.He is a credit to this Country.

Carmen Power : "you can ride a bike around here" (300 foot up), only Fred would say that. An amazing man.

Drone adventures : This is the sort of thing that keeps you sitting on the edge of the chair, Not tv soaps, that mans courage is 10 times taller than that tower,what a fella..r.i.p.dear,fred.

volvoheadgasket : men like fred dibnah made this country great .

Nick Smith : I bet them ladders were made in England someplace to ! I bet Fred wouldn't trust some Chinese shit !!....... And knowing Fred them were probably ex fire department.

Carmen Power : Get goose bumps just watching him, a truely talented man. Hard working and new what he was doing.

1951GL : Half a day out wi'th'undertaker - a phrase I haven't heard for a while. Couple that with "yuh could ride a bike round here" and you are laughing. He was well worth the honorary doctorate the university gave him. RIP.

barumman : A true legend,

brian marsh : Loved Fred, he lived in the next town to me, he enjoyed a pint of tets (Tetley Best Bitter)  and I had the pleasure of having a pint and a chat with him in Bolton pub one afternoon..

Roger J Hampson : He was a proper bloke! I have a couple of friends who remind me of Fred in the way they work and how they view the world. Fred's biography is just called Fred and is written by David Hall who produced all his TV shows, it is well worth reading.

Godlessheathen : However much Fred was paid for these jobs it definitely wasn't enough.You wouldn't get me up there for all the money in the world.And that overhang at the top,Jeeeeeeeez.

louisrocca55 : "You can ride a bike round here". Is he taking the piss out of all us millions of sweaty handed, normal people or what?

chris grayston : Allways admired you doing what you did bud, allways a showman and a professional craftesman, the skill, and pride was awesome, Hope I don't see you to soon Chris

myuselessopinion : Watching this makes me want to lay on floor 😳 what an incredible man, I could watch him all day, and sometimes I do 😊

curleyteeth : Apart from having bollocks the size of a water buffalo the sheer strength to climb up that far is unreal.Nowadays he would be tested for steroids.They should have had steeplejacking as a sport in the olympics instead of that test of human strength and power,beach volleyball.

Piano man : bloody ell fred..I was a lot more nervous watching YOU than YOU were climbing it lol

ashley sefton : Youngsters today will climb that and take selfies thinking there dare devils. Fred in his fiftys doing it with a bit of weight on his back giving us a commentary

GBPaddling : Today's Health and Safety Man would have a fucking baby on the spot if he was there!!! Ha ha, Fred was a legend, went on his Traction Loco at Haydock Park once, and he was exactly like he is on camera, no fake persona for Fred. Not only was he incredibly skilled, but he had the heart of a Lion to climb that ladder at his age. Those overhangs don't bear thinking about, never mind negotiating.

MOLMENTUSS : Some proper bloke this fella

Saint Michael : Look at how fast and hard the wind is moving that flag. It takes some serious balls to free hand climb a ladder that high under those conditions. This man was truly an amazing human being and an English treasure. Every school child in Western society should be made to watch this man work.

k for kraken Kraken : what if his leg or hand got cramp...he gets to top ..casually does does a few exercises to keep warm...must have had exceptional hand strength....

Lee Kirby : Strong in body, very strong in mind. Years of conditioning his muscles made that look way easier than it was.So much respect for Fred.

colinnice : amazing..he has no fear. they dont make them like fred anymore..old school bloke

arrghgarry : THere are not many men that could do that withoput a safety rope

Jeff Jones : I have a handful of hero`s and Fred is right up there , Jack if your reading these comments,your dad was a special and well loved man

Will Scarlett : Should have used a lift.

British-mechanic : I've no idea how he managed to ladder the overhang

iloveguitars69 : Did ya like that !!

Rubber-Johnny : I faint just looking at this.

Joe Blogs : For fuck sake forgot me trowel

pho2 : This part is the easy bit for him. He had to put the ladders up, and then remove them. Worrying !

PETE LUNN : I was feeling dizzy just sitting here watching him. Fred was a legend. RIP

Steve Garrod : Fred, sat atop a chimney. Finishes his tab. And then drops it down the chimney. Legend!

abc123 : fearless guy,old school ways...

L Ratcliffe : I'm getting a squeaky bottom just watching this....... Fred is s Legend!!!!!!

Socialist Hater : I grew up with Fred on Look North he was an amazing bloke. Was sad how he looked so aged - his smoking and working conditions didn't help him. RIP Fred.

ZeroHour : Fred your a legend never tire of watching your work 

John Bolton : No.....DARWEN.........not Darwin!....... And not near!.... IN Darwen

Phillthy59 : Really made my bollocks twinge thinking about bein up there.


JackDaniels267 : Love Fred. Balls of steel!! A proper old school bloke.

splurge 72 : There is not enough money in the world to make me try something like that.

johnzo70 : I used to watch him on TV.. brilliant. and after seeing this the man had nerves of steel. unbelievable climb the world could do with more like Fred

watchandshoot : Legend I salute him every time I pass his former home

Kate Cameron : The way the old-time steeplejacks used to operate, freehand and absolutely awesome with it, and no disrespect intended to the modern ones as it truly is a career for the select few.

Tony Ashton : Balls of steel don't even cover it Jesus H Christ my guts are churning just watching.What a wonderful uniquely talented man.Fred really was a national treasure we shall never see his like again.Truly fascinating man.

Ray Turner : Zero percent vertigo! I doubt there's even one man in a thousand could do what Fred just did, & without any safety harness! Legend in his own lifetime.

yünggoose : How did he not fall? I mean the size of his balls would have weighed him down so much...