After the amazing victory of the German Football Team against Brasil (7-1), during the semi finals of the Fifa World Cup on the 8th of July, Mike is asked to meet up once again with the German team in Porto Seguro, in preparation of their final match on Sunday.
10.06.2014 – Mike welcomes the German Football team on board Pangaea for a day of sailing and motivation in preparation for the 2014 Fifa World Cup!
Mike talks about his last expeditions and relates his challenges to the challenges when competing for the World Cup. He reunites the players as a team and not only as individuals – a big plus when going out for the win!!
The German football Team were taken back by Mike’s motivational stories and his amazing willpower, endurance and determination to overcome each challenge faced before him. It’s been a valuable learning curve for everybody involved and one in which will be repeated shortly as Mike will return soon to Brasil to assist the team as they get closer to winning the Cup.
Germany captain Philipp Lahm was impressed, saying it was “incredible what the human body can achieve.”
Lahm said the presentation by the South African-born Swiss explorer showed that “we must be well prepared, and have to respect the opponent.”
Mike is barely back from Nepal but there is no time for rest!
Just last week, on the 17th of May, Mike summited Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world with team member Fred Roux. An incredible feat that they did in alpine style, without supplementary oxygen, fixed lines or high altitude porters. This summit is now the 4th of the fourteen 8’000m Himalayan summits that Mike has done and the 6th for Fred.
Only two days back and Mike is traveling again – this time to India to coach the Kolkata Knight Riders during the final payoffs of the Indian Premier League Cricket.
Mike claims that ‘the Kolkata Knight Riders can create magic’ so lets follow them as they get closer to the finals and battle to win the 2014 IPL Cup.
Mike will stay with The Kolkata Knight Riders until the end of KKR’s campaign.