The film is about the recent experience of an expedition to Patagonia which planned to open a new route on the north wall of Cerro Torre. Bad weather prevented the group from attempting the ascent and they had to wait in a snow cave in the hope of an improvement. This was not to be. However, the time spent together, for days on end, in a restricted area of a few square metres helped them to get to know each other better, to appreciate the human values of friendship, accept each other's good and bad qualities, examine their innermost thoughts, meditate and mature. The film shows that even this kind of experimence can bring joy and satisfaction and may be more important than the success or conquest of a new ascent.
One of Trento’s most famous new-generation mountaineers, Elio Orlandi also loves art and film. During his numerous achievements in Patagonia and around the world, he has been able to shoot many climbs, which he then turned into films in an attempt to convey his great love of the mountains. His works have featured at a range of international film festivals and have won several awards. He has taken part in the TrentoFilmfestival on a number of occasions; he sat on the International Jury in 2008.