At the feet of the Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, Chamonix is proud of its "Compagnie des Guides" the oldest and most prestigious mountain guides’ company in the world created in 1821.
People come from all over the world to Chamonix to ascend the Mont Blanc most often under the guidance of a member of the Company. This is a very special organization based on solidarity and the love of mountain climbing.
But who are these women and men who have sworn allegiance to their passion? What values and convictions do they set forth? How do they cope with the hazards that are inherent to their occupation?
Through testimonies and stunning images - including an historical reenactment on the top of the Mont Blanc - this film digs deep into the reality of one of the most thrilling job.