Yes, I had some moments of "I'm too old for this," but I took it easy and was careful maneuvering the articulated ladder. Scraping the old stuff off had to be done with the back in mind also, but after a while of working with poor quality razor holders
I gave up, put on a temporary bead of caulk, and ordered one of these from Amazon:
The job should be easy with a good quality scraper.
Then I cleaned the gutters (with Lena holding a safety rope), and cleaned the chimney.
It's amazing that blackberry seeds can get up to the two-story-high gutters. I'm guessing they used a bird for transport.
These do it yourself or hire someone decisions aren't simple.