The Himalayas, 1935. Kangchenjunga-- the third-highest peak on earth, the greatest killer of them all. Five Englishmen set off from Darjeeling, determined to conquer the sacred summit. But courage can only take them so far-- and the mountain is not their only foe. As mountain sickness and the horrors of extreme altitude set in, the past refuses to stay buried-- and sometimes the truth won't set you free.