Strange barriers protect our cells from the assault of freezing cold, yet they are fragile and sometimes give way. What is it that maintains some people alive, while abandoning others to the land of white death?
Dr. Cauchy is one of today’s best experts on the science of cold. During an expedition in the Himalaya, he was trapped for a whole night outdoors in extreme weather. In this film he relives his fight against hypothermia and frostbite and explains how he survived against all odds.