In the Spring of 1926, three Englishmen trekked into the Canadian wilderness to experience life in the extreme - to be adventurers. What they didn't know was that this walk would be their last.
Under the leadership of the legendary Jack Hornby - a man who prided himself on his ability to live off the land - 17-year-old Edgar Christian and Harold Adlard journeyed into the frozen wastes of Canada's Barren Lands in search of fortune, sure that when they returned they would be welcomed home as heroes.
They took incredible risks, believing their idealism, optimism and faith in their leader would see them through. But Hornby carried a secret. He alone knew that if luck was not with them, they would be dead men. Based on Edgar Christain's heart-rending journal of the expedition, 'Cold Burial' is a haunting story of obsession, folly and fortitude.