A film about the ascent in February 1989 to the highest peak in the country - the peak of Communism. 1h - Selection training camp in the Pamirs. Preparing for the ascent to the peak of Communism. Conversation with the coach of the national team of climbers V. Ivanov about the candidates for participation in the Himalayan expedition S. Bershov, M. Turkevich. Episodes of the conquest of Mount Everest. A story about V. Khrikhtsat, G. Vasilenko, G. Kopeyka. Mountain climbers' life in the mountains. Conversation with the girls in the camp. 2h - Meeting of returning climbers. A story about the deceased climber A. Moskaltsov. Council on the Pamir firn plateau.