Climbing legend Stefan Glowacz can "also enjoy the time of the pandemic despite all the restrictions." In view of the fact that the professional athlete spent months on expeditions in Greenland in both 2018 and 2019, a year off was also good: "In retrospect, I needed the first Corona year to come home to rest, so to speak, and to gain new motivation for exciting projects."
Whereby not only relaxation was on the agenda. "I had fantastic climbing days in the area. Sometimes in the Wetterstein Mountains, sometimes in Berchtesgaden, I was able to train a lot at home."
Concrete plans for 2021? "It drives me into the distance again, although this term has become much more relative. With my major project this year, I'm staying true to my by fair means motto." The professional athlete does not want to reveal more today. Except, "This multi-week endeavor is doable at any time, regardless of corona-related limitations."
As a professional athlete who makes a living from speaking engagements and sponsorships, among other things, the situation is challenging. Completely independent of the financial losses over cancelled lecture dates, Glowacz is looking forward to hopefully loosening up soon: "I miss the stage, the direct exchange with my audience." In any case, the lecture "Fascination Greenland" is ready. "As soon as the lecture organizers are ready to go again, so am I."
His learning after a year of pandemic: "My life doesn't have to be constantly in the fast lane, every day packed with appointments and telcos." Pausing was initially difficult for the adventurer, who lives with his wife on Lake Starnberg.
Currently Glowacz is working on the final touches of a film project: "On 1 March on Servus TV in the series Bergwelten my documentary about the two Greenland expeditions will be aired." Glowacz, who is also an entrepreneur in the outdoor business, is also looking forward to the first ISPO Munich after Corona: "The virtual, digital world can do an amazing amount, but it can't replace the direct exchange with customers and colleagues.