Groups of alpinists attempt to climb "The Monster". Their departure point is a small mountain hotel from which many tourists are watching them. Among these is Hélène who has stayed their for a few weeks but who is excluded by the other tourists. Then she gets to know one girl from the town named Marion and they become friends immediately. She tells her that she is expecting her husband who tried to climb the mountain and who should be back any day. But then the weather gets bad which leads to the decline of hope but also draws the women together in anxiety. In the end the weather gets better and Marion's husband comes back but not the one of Hélène and she finally has to accept the truth.