Nepal, 1979: A group of young New Zealanders led by Peter Hillary decide to climb the 6828 metre high mountain Ama Dablam. Reinhold Messner intends to do the same with his team. During the ascent the first group seems to be in serious danger and in an unprecedented demonstration of comradeship, Reinhold’s crew decides to rescue the climbers. The documentary takes us on an incredible journey mixing images of private archive material and the fascinating testimony of Reinhold Messner and his colleagues.
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