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When weather closes in and a ferocious storm brews, the expedition people have to evacuate. Jerry chains the dogs in the snow thinking he will be back in two days. But he was unable to return and although he fought to get support and funding to get back, it was five to six months before he could return. The dogs had waited patiently for Jerry's return, but after two weeks without eating, Maya and the team slipped from their chains. Sadly Old Jack couldn't be freed. The movie follows the hardy dogs as they face the wrath of mother nature and battle to get to a Russian base where they find food. Young Max became separated and was lost, but finally made it to the American Base which was locked. These amazing dogs followed their leader as Maya tried to find food. Battling through deep snow, exhausted and hungry, they fought against all odds. When Jerry made it back, there were six out of the eight left. Thin and exhausted, the dogs welcomed their master back. Then they led him to Maya who lay injured. Weak but still with a strong heart she joined the group. It gives a rare glimpse into the lives of a sled dog. How they cooperate as a team, and how it highlights just how well these dogs are adapted to such bleak conditions. Only a dog would welcome with joy the master who had deserted them. While it is just a story, it does showcase the incredible survival and heart of a dog. They never give up, they just take each moment and live it fully.