The Australian Mike Rheinberger set out on a seventh expedition with his friend, cameraman Mark Whetu, to finally record the achievement of his dream of reaching the highest peak in the world. Once they got there the two climbers realised that they couldn’t get back down to the camp they decided to spend the night in poor weather conditions in a makeshift shelter below the peak. The day after, Mike was not physically fit enough to continue the descent despite the work and commitment of his companion. On the verge collapse, Mark was persuaded via radio by the head of the expedition to go back to the base camp alone in order to save his own life. After two years of treatment and a drastic operation on his feet, Mark was unable to forget his friend and went back to Tibet to climb the Cho-Oyu peak, the sixth highest mountain in the world; it has a clear view of Everest and he was thus able to once again tribute to Mike.