Ex-archaeologist Dr Goldstein has been trapped in debt and he met Wallace, his old friend from university, whom invited him to an illegal tomb digging project in Tibet. It is an ancient tomb of an once ancient war chief whom controlled the northern tribe of Tibet. According to Wallace, it contained many precious artefacts including a jade spear which goes for millions in the black market.
Determined to escape his debt and tempted by the thrills of the exploration, he threw in all his cash to the project and went all out with his friends.
After an accidental trigger of an avalanche while using the dynamite to open the ice and search for the tomb, they were separated. In the heavy snow storm which followed the avalanche, Goldstein slipped into a deep shaft of a glacier.