Nepal, 1979. A group of young New Zealanders, led by Peter Hillary, decide to climb Ama Dablam – 6828 metres high. Reinhold Messner and his team plan to do the same climb. They observe the dangerous ascent of the first group who very quickly appear to be in serious danger. In a split second, showing an incredible act of selflessness and bravery, Reinhold and his team decide to rescue the troubled climbers. Holy Mountain takes us on an amazing journey, mixing images of archival material along with the testimony of Reinhold and his team.