Based on true events, renowned mountaineer Uhm Hong Gil set out on a mission to Everest to retrieve his late junior climber’s body and faces the greatest challenge of his life.
Following a grueling climb up Kanchenjunga, Hong Gil and Mu Taek become fast friends and partners in climb. The peak of their professional careers comes when they become the 14th team to scale the Himalayas. But the climb came at aprice: both sustained injuries and Hong Gil was compelled to retire. Years later, Hong Gil is a renowned lecturer and Mu Taek takes up an assignment to go up Everest. When Hong Gil learns that Mu Taek has gone missing, he blames himself for encouraging the younger man’s plans. Looking at a photo of Mu Taek’s frozen corpse still trapped on the mountain, he decides to put together a rescue team to retrieve the body. Despite warnings, concerns over his injured leg and treacherous storms, Hong Gil leads the expedition.
(Source: CJ Entertainment)