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The legendary Masters of Stone series is back and as good as ever!
The entire series is now available to download or rent from SteepEdge in all its dramatic, lycra-clad glory! What's more, you can get 20% OFF these iconic films this weekend* with offer code MASTERS.
"Every climber steps into the ring with two opponents: gravity and his own limitations."
"Climbing's a game and everyone plays by a different set of rules. Some take it easy and, some take it hard, but everyone plays to win."
"Nobody sane becomes a climber. Climbing is sore fingers, shredded hands and the mental pain of failing again and again until you succeed or walk away in disgust."
When the first Masters of Stone film hit screens in 1991, its pace, psyche and quick-change 'chapter' style were like nothing that had come before and set a tone that climbing films have been following ever since. A pumping soundtrack, dramatic commentary and constant high-level action raised viewer's heartbeats way above anything they'd seen before. The sweaty-palm era of climbing films had begun.
Looking back now, the mullets, lycra and over-dramatisation of the early films might seem a little cheesy, but the climbing isn't. Hard climbing is hard climbing no matter what you're wearing and the films are shot through with a sense of fun and a level of psyche that makes them hugely entertaining and watchable.
Right from the start, director and Emmy award winning cameraman Eric Perlman set out to show what the best climbers in the world could do. He started off with Ron Kauk, John Bachar and Todd Skinner and over the course of many great films featured many more of the world's top climbers, such as Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Alex Honnold and Kevin Jorgeson. From speed soloing on El Cap, 5.14c redpoints and explosive bouldering to mind-blowing rope jumps and gladiator-style deep-water soloing, the films are packed with fast-paced action.
SteepEdge is a huge collection of climbing and adventure films, all available to download or stream online. It's host to the world's best climbing films both old and new. Recent classics such as Life on Hold and Al Lee's Autana complement an extensive back catalogue of films, such as Everest The Hard Way, Kukuczka and the absolute classic Stone Love. New films are being added weekly, as SteepEdge builds a definitive collection of online adventure films, from mountaineering history and elite bouldering to mountain biking, for both entertainment and reference.
There is also a Free Movies section for 'bite-size psyche'. We keep up-to-date with the latest goings on, and the most random creative outputs. We recommend you waste your lunchbreaks here...
And remember: you can get 20% OFF any of the Masters of Stone films this weekend only*!
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