DSo he stood in front of the German national football team assembled at the Team Hotel in Hamburg in October 2005. At the invitation of Oliver Birhoff, the director of the national team, Stephen Glococz, was to tell him about the experiences of his campaigns, the challenges and lessons learned from him, preparing the team for what would later be remembered as the “Summer Fairy Tale” As part: 2006 World Cup in Germany.
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“I was really excited, when I was invited, I was really scared,” says Glocz. “I’m also a football fan, I thought it’s great to know Schweinsteiger, Lehman or Kahn, but I also thought: Wow, what do I tell them, they are complete professionals, with their own structure?” Told them: Consider a World Cup tournament like a campaign with preparation, goal setting and individual stages. Realizes the importance of relaxation amidst stress. And believes in the power of personal rites. “Once I find a left shoe in the tent, I immediately look to the right, so that I can put it first,” says Glowes. “I have such superstition. Otherwise the day will be wrong. “
“He’ll never say: it’s too steep for me, too cold”
Glowes struck the right note. After the lecture, goalkeeper Oliver Kahn asked him if they could have lunch together the next day, yet he had some questions and would like to talk to them. “I thought before I had a lot of polynomials that are complete, have everything and can afford everything,” says Glocz. “But in the end they are just athletes who are ambitious, who want to win.” Kahan later said in a “sport-billed” interview that extreme people always fascinated him. And one thing in particular can be learned from someone like Glowackz: “Glowackz would never say on a mountain: it’s too steep for me, too high, too cold, too smooth, too windy. People like him don’t do that at all. Could do. Because he always wants to move forward. Always wants to see what it takes to grow more as a person. “
Stephen Glokose is one of the most prominent and distinguished climbers and adventurers. She began climbing as a teenager, and when she was 20, unlimited enthusiasm turned into a career. It was in 1985, in front of thousands of spectators, the first major climbing competition in Bardonecía (Italy). When a friend persuaded him to take part, Glowac said, yes, drove the VW bus to Northern Italy, and surprised everyone involved, especially Glowack himself.
Talent and passion
It was a historical event. The former trainee equipment manufacturer, who really only wanted to earn enough money to climb more and more, rose to become an international star. He won the Rockmaster thrice at Arco (Italy), Wimbledon for sports climbers, won the Olympic performance competition at Albertville (France) in 1992 and ended his competitive career as runner-up at the World Cup in 1993. He was then successful in expeditions to the first ascending and most difficult rock faces, in the Alps and elsewhere, often in remote, hard-to-reach places: Greenland, Antarctic, Venezuela, or Canada on Buffett Island in the far north. Climbing pioneer Kurt Albert called him a “natural born climber” with whom Glowak traveled a lot, a man who was born to climb: “He has talent, combined with an incredible amount of passion.”