Stefan Glowacz

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Stefan Glowacz
Stefan Glowacz bei BMW.JPG
Personal information
Born (1965-03-22) March 22, 1965 (age 56)
Tittmoning, Bavaria, Germany
Climbing career
Type of climberSport climbing, mountaineering
Highest grade
Medal record
IFSC World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Innsbruck Lead
Updated on 1 April 2013.

Stefan Glowacz (born March 22, 1965 in Tittmoning) is a professional rock climber and adventurer.[1] He started climbing at the age of 12 and advanced to one of the world's best sports climbers only few years later. Since 1993 he has been devoted to natural challenges such as expeditions to remote places in Canada,[2] Patagonia and Antarctica.

Success in sport climbing[edit]

Achievements in rock climbing[edit]

  • In 1994, Glowacz climbed "The Emperor's New Clothes" (X+/8b+/5.14a), elected the hardest route in the Alps for at least 9 years
  • First ascents of big walls at the Una Peaks (Cape Renard Towers) in Antarctica; Tupilak and Ulamartorsuaq, respectively in Eastern and Southern Greenland; and Mount Harrison Smith in Canada
  • In 2001, he succeeded to be the first in fulfilling the trilogy of hardest multipitch routes of the Alps (all established in 1994), including Thomas Huber's "End of Silence" (X/8b/5.13d) near Berchtesgaden and Beat Kammerlander's "Silbergeier" ("Silver Vulture") (X/8b/5.13d) in the Rätikon
  • In 2006, he was nominated for the Piolet d'Or for establishing a 27-pitch route (IX+/7c+/5.13a, A2, M4) up the north wall of the Mullarón in Patagonia.

Books, Films[edit]

  • Jäger des Augenblicks
  • Richtig Freiklettern
  • Rocks around the World
  • Hoch hinaus
  • Titlis – Chronik einer Erstbegehung, DVD
  • The Race, DVD
  • On the Rocks - Leben an den Fingerspitzen (2005, Piper)
  • Cerro Torre: Scream of the Stone, (1991, directed by Werner Herzog), DVD

Seven Giants controversy[edit]

In winter 2013, Glowacz climbed up on one of the pillars of the Manpupuner rock formations in the Komi Republic, Russia. However, the local Mansi people, who worship the pillars, consider it a great sin to climb those peaks. The pillars have also been recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of Russia, and are a protected site threatened by erosion caused by unauthorized tourists, as in this case. [3] [4] [5]


  1. ^ Scott, Chic (2000). Pushing the limits: the story of Canadian mountaineering. Rocky Mountain Books Ltd. pp. 407–. ISBN 978-0-921102-59-5. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  2. ^ George, Caroline (June 27, 2008). "More Details on Baffin's "Long Way Home"". The Alpinist. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Sacred for Mansi Manpupuner rock formations may fall in the near future". 2013-09-23. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Немецкий альпинист повредил одно из семи чудес России". 2013-04-21. Retrieved 24 September 2013.

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