In a small Nepalese shop, Makoto Fukamachi,
photographer for a Japanese expedition to conquer Mt.
Everest, stumbles across a camera which may well be that of George Mallory,
the celebrated mountain climber who was the first to attempt conquering Everest.
Mallory disappeared along with Andrew Irvine during the course of their ascent in 1924,
without leaving any indication of whether they reached the summit or not.
So, what if it was only on their return trip that they had their fatal accident?
Note: Won a prize for excellence by the Agency for Cultural Affairs at the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2001,
received a nomination for Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel
and Outstanding Series in 2010 and the fourth volume
was nominated at the 2014 Eisner Award in the category
“Best U.S. Edition of International Material – Asia”.