To achieve something extraordinary, it takes more than talent and skills. As a start-up consultant, Dr Hess knows from his career how important, above all, will, ambition, passion and character are. I was convinced that he has what it takes - both, the essential hardware and software, so to speak - to conquer the Rhine! The fact that he was able to overcome health problems and technical difficulties on his way, fought his way through and always remained positive is - in addition to his sporting success - an outstanding achievement.