Headstrong 13-year-old Amelie hates being sick. To make matters worse, when her latest life-threatening asthma attack lands her in the hospital, her doctor advises her concerned parents to ship her off to a special clinic in the mountains. Amelie’s mischievous daily antics while at the facility provide a way for her to cope with her illness, but once boredom sets in she decides to run away. While hiking — and ducking the authorities out searching for her — she meets Bart, a local teenager, who tells her of an old tradition said to have healing powers: the Alp Mountain Fires. Determined to give this cure a try, Amelie sets out to scale the alpine range and jump the fires.