Each of Konoha's Genin have been assigned to lead a squad of three Academy Students in a survival exercise. Naruto Uzumaki is teamed up with Konohamaru and his two friends. The three find out that Naruto's leadership, navigation, and foraging skills leave much to be desired and they end up lost in the mountains during a thunderstorm. They learn to pull their strengths to survive the mountains long enough for help to arrive. Then they blame Naruto for getting them into the disaster.