This documentary is taken from the book of the same name published by Muzzio in 1997. It is the biography of Ignazio Piussi, one of the top Friulian mountaineers. It is the story of a boy who left his home, in a secluded valley of the Julian Alps, at a young age to face life elsewhere. The film goes thruogh all the stages of his development as a mountaineer; his conquests and his achievements in the climbing world and interviews with his friends and admirers. He returns to his native village, fifty years later, to restore his house and settle in the enviroment he has never forgotten.