There are few places left to discover up to date and a few adventures yet to be done. Climbing Mount Everest in winter, with no supplemental oxygen and a light expedition is like a space trip. During the winter season, it has only been climbed once in history, it was a Polish expedition in 1980 but they used supplementary oxygen to achieve it. Since then, no one has ever trodded the world's highest mountain in winter and no one has ever achieved it without artificial oxygen.
Alex can do it: he has the necessary drive, experience (expert in winter expeditions to the Himalayas), strength, joy (never to be discouraged) and a point of madness, a much-needed quality common to all adventurist. Will they make it?