Scott, a young gifted snowboarder, has one dream: to be number one. He wants to do what no one has ever done: climb mount Everest, and ride the ultimate descent down the Hornbein Couloir. Once in Chamonix, the riders' Mecca, he crosses paths with Pierrick, a free-ride veteran turned mountain guide. Scott knows that this is the encounter that could take him to the top.
Serge Hazanavicius started acting while studying in 1986 and has played in over 20 theater plays and 70 films in France and abroad. In the early 2000’s, he started writing and directing his own projects. He first wrote, directed and acted in a short film and went on to direct theater plays as well as stand-up comedy shows. The breakthrough happened in 2003, with the highly-acclaimed theatre play adaptation of the novel 84 Charing Cross Road, which he directed and acted in. The play was nominated for the Molière (French theatre awards) and toured for over 2 years. Serge Hazanavicius has kept on acting, writing and directing plays. In 2012, he started to work on his first feature film: To the Top. A film about his other great passion: the mountains, and more specifically high mountain skiing, also known as "freeride".