With professional enthusiasm two doctors talk about the development and progress in medicine at the service of mountaineers and mountain people in general. They represent two schools of thought. Dr Jaques Foray, the surgeon at Chamonix hospital, is orientated towards curing the injured and frostbite. Dr. Jean-Pierre Henry, a doctor in the French National School of Skiing and Alpinism, instead, is devoted to the new methods of preparation, training and prevention.
Bernard Germain graduated from the Paris Sorbonne University; he is a mountain guide. He runs La Montagne et l'Alpinisme, the magazine of the French Alpine Club. He has made several films which have influenced mountain cinema, including Annapurna - 1.er 8000 à ski, Un pic pour Lénin, Le concerto d'Alaska, winning the City of Trento Grand Prize in 1983, and Désire d'Everest, which won the Golden Gentian for Best Mountaineering Film in 1991.