Rise Above follows one guy and his girlfriend's mother as they make an ascent of Saraoreum, a volcanic mountain with a lake at the summit. Two people meet for the first time in strangely uncomfortable circumstances which become clear during their ascent. They start to talk and share their memories and thoughts about a woman, the guy's girlfriend and also the mother's daughter. As time goes by, the audience realise that the guy's girlfriend and also the mother's daughter already passed away and two characters have been making an ascent of the mountain so as to put her ashes at the summit. The two characters begin to feel more familiar each other as time goes by and ready to say good bye to her.