For pilot Jason, rescuing stranded climbers with no coordinates, dense clouds, and limited fuel is a daunting task. An equipment delivery becomes an emergency when Siddartha and Andy discover a young mother who has just given birth and is bleeding out.
With an injured climber stuck in Everest's death zone, veteran pilot Jason preps his helicopter for the world's highest landing spot. Rookie pilot Ryan searches for nine climbers stranded in a remote corner of the Himalayas, while Lorenz flies higher than he ever has before.
Monsoon season brings new dangers, as Ryan battles the elements racing back to Lukla with sick climbers. Andy is plunged into a blackout while flying to rescue a climber with a life-threatening head injury,
Across the Himalayas, pilots are stretched to their breaking point. Ryan confronts an uninvited climber trying to hitch a ride at 17,500 feet. Jason attempts his highest-ever rescue, and Lorenz learns some grim realities about flying in the Himalayas.
Jason and Siddartha attempt a mission to save Sherpas and climbers along a treacherous icefall, and Ryan battles violent wind gusts to rescue a climber from base camp. Lorenz has just minutes to save a local man with a head injury.
In the final days of climbing season, Ryan struggles to locate a woman suffering from severe abdominal pains. Jason pushes his helicopter to its limits trying to reach a collapsed climber in Everest's death zone, while Lorenz races against the setting sun to get a critically ill man to a hospital in Kathmandu before nightfall.