In the small, seaside town of St. Ives, Cornwall, an extraordinary event is unfolding. Brad Sutcliffe and his skilled crew of four are flying Fable-1, the world's largest zero-pressure helium baloon backed by NASA, to the stratosphere to undertake weather experiments and challenge old records. It's big news, generating worldwide media interest.
At 132,00 feet, the planet is an intense indigo blue set against the black void of space and is at peace. But that's all about to change. Blaring light, confusion, and life is redefined on a global scale. The world has suffered its greatest defeat. For Sutcliffe and his crew, stranded in the stratosphere, hard decisions need to be made and death seems inevitable.
Returning to the sinister, unforgiving world, the crew of Fable-1 face the most grueling, most challenging moment of their lives, when the terror and complexity of survival test the human spirit and the strength of individuals come to the fore.