Stefan Glowacz on media change and pressure in climbing | Video interview

In an interview, the German professional mountaineer and extreme climber Stefan Glowacz talks about the influence of social media on climbing professionals and the choice of their projects, about massive changes in communication behavior and about protagonists who, once convicted of lying, disappear from the scene.

Stefan Glowacz As the frontman of a new generation of climbers, he has experienced the most important phases in the development of modern climbing. In an interview, the 58-year-old explains how he experienced these “golden times” and how media change and increasing professionalization influence the lives of today's climbing professionals.

The media pressure that everyone puts on themselves is enormous and that primarily influences the selection of projects. 

Stefan Glowacz

In addition, Stefan Glowacz expresses his thoughts on ethical issues such as:

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  • Red dot vs. pink dot and why there is hardly any distinction these days
  • Self-imposed rules and honesty in climbing

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