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Stu Tyrrell on 12 Jan 2017

How old is Graham Hoey, saw him on tv taking someone very famous climbing at Wharncliff, it started and argument about how old he is, after a search online, no age given on anything, so can someone tell me. 69/70? more......

He has been around since 70's...


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paul mitchell - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to Stu Tyrrell:

Roughly my age...........

Mitch
Stu Tyrrell on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to paul mitchell:

Ha,Ha, and your around 7* something as well..
Dave Garnett - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to paul mitchell:

> Roughly my age...........

> Mitch

Older than me then.
deacondeacon - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to Stu Tyrrell:

What programme was it?
Quite fancy seeing a bit of Wharncliffe on the telly.
The New NickB - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to deacondeacon:

> What programme was it?

> Quite fancy seeing a bit of Wharncliffe on the telly.

The Michael Portillo railway thing on BBC2.
Stu Tyrrell on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to The New NickB:

Yes that was it!
DerwentDiluted - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to The New NickB:

Portillos Progress?
tmawer - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to Stu Tyrrell:

Must have been a hard paper round...... A bit less than that I think.
Stu Tyrrell on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to DerwentDiluted:

He did OK until the belay when he used his knees, said never again. Alpha crack?
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DerwentDiluted - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to Stu Tyrrell:

> He did OK until the belay when he used his knees, said never again. Alpha crack?

I hear he said it felt about F6a.
Ray Sharples - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to Stu Tyrrell:
It all depends on how old you are when you start .. I've also been climbing since the 70's (1971) but am still only 61 (just). I think you will find Graham is quite a bit less than 69/70 yrs old, but he posts on here so I'm sure he will put you right if he wants to. Lets just say one of the younger members of the FRCC ...
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Stu Tyrrell on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to Ray Sharples:

Yes same here only I am older than you and Graham seems to always been out there apart from my early years climbing.

We thought he looked really good, that is what sparked and argument.

Don't worry Graham if you see this, age does not matter as long as you are doing what you love!

Stu
Mick Ward - on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to Stu Tyrrell:

> We thought he looked really good...

That's 'cos he is!

Mick

cragtyke on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to deacondeacon:

It's series 8 episode 8 : Chapeltown to Doncaster, shown on 11th Jan 17 so it's on iplayer

From Chapeltown, Michael heads to Wharncliffe Crags, where he plucks up courage to follow in the terrifying footholds of the Victorian daredevil who made rock climbing a sport.
flaneur - on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to Stu Tyrrell:

> How old is Graham Hoey, .... 69/70? more......

Graham will be distraught. I'm guessing late 50s.
jwpil on 13 Jan 2017
In reply to Stu Tyrrell:

I concur, used to work with him and late 50's is correct.... poor guy. Still climbs way harder than I ever will.

Nice little segment in the programme, always good to see some true grit on TV.

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