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Stefan Glowacz - Germany

Stefan Glowacz is a living legend, the unquestionable protagonist of modern climbing. Born in 1965, he has opened routes everywhere, starred in competitions and was author of big wall routes in the most remote places. His trio of victories at the Rockmaster (1987, 1988 and 1992) is still unforgotten, and his extremely difficult routes at the far corners of the world are simply astonishing. Among them, Moby Dick on the Ulamertorsuaq (Greenland, 1994), Odyssey 2000 on the Polar Bear Spire (Baffin Island, 2000), La conjura de los necios on El Gigante (Mexico, 2002), The Lost World and Vom Winde verweht on the Cerro Murallón (Patagonia, 2003 and 2005), Fegefeuer on the Acopán Tepui (Venezuela, 2006), Take the long way home on the Bastion (Baffin Island, 2008) and Into the Light at the Majlis al Jinn (Oman, 2014). Glowacz has also been the first mountaineer to complete the modern Trilogy of the Alps: Des Kaisers neue Kleider on the Fleischbankpfeiler at Wilder Kaiser (250 m, 8b+, 1994), Silbergeier on the IV Kirchlispitze in the Rätikon (240 m, 8b+, 1998) and The End of Silence on the Feuerhorn in the Berchtesgadener Alps (350 m, 8b+, 2001).

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