The protagonist of the story is Hilda Sterczer, the widow of the internationally renowned mountaineer, Zsolt Erőss. Hilda is forced to follow helplessly, thousands of miles away, as her husband, participating in the Kancsendzönga expedition, becomes extremely exhausted and then ultimately dies during the descent from the mountain peak. Now alone with their two children, Hilda tries to cope with the expectations of the public and the attacks of the media. Eventually, she must concede that she needs help in dealing with the tragedy. She must find her own identity to start laying the foundations of her new life.