In Kathmandu, Japanese reporter Fukamachi thinks he recognises Habu Jôji, the mountaineer who was thought to have disappeared years ago. He seems to be holding a camera that could change the history of mountaineering.
What if George Mallory and Andrew Irvine were the first men to reach the summit of Everest on 8 June 1924? Only the little Kodak Vest Pocket with which they were to photograph themselves on the roof of the world could reveal the truth. 70 years later, in an attempt to solve this mystery, Fukamachi sets out on Habu’s trail. He discovers a world of enthusiasts in search of impossible conquests and decides to accompany him on the ultimate journey to the summit of the gods.