Setting: Yukon trail. An unknown male, who is travelling with his dog in extremely cold conditions, is trekking through the snow and ice to get back to his camp, although he was warned by a local not to travel alone in this type of cold.
The man is beginning to lose feeling in his fingers and toes and has to constantly beat his hands on his legs to increase circulation.
The man falls into a spring and is soaked up to his knees and must build another fire to prevent hypothermia from setting in.
The first fire fails as snow from a tree falls onto it, but then his next fire fails and he decides to kill the dog to use its body for warmth.
The man knows that he is at least going to lose a few extremities if he does survive, so he bargains his life by deciding to run the rest of the way to his camp despite lacking the endurance to get there.
The man succumbs to the hypothermia, admitting that the old local was right about the cold and that he wouldn't mind taking a nap where he falls. After he dies, the dog runs back to the camp to find more people.