When an Anthropologist disappears in the ice fields of the Canadian Yukon, his son Scott (20) suspects he was searching for a legendary creature, known as Yakatutch. In his father's study, Scott finds a map showing his destination, and sets off for the remote location by helicopter, with four of his friends. After searching the area and finding nothing, their helicopter returns to collect them, but crashes, leaving Scott and his friends stranded. Using his father's map to look for shelter, Scott and his friends come across the carcass of a deer, brutally killed by another animal. A strange howl warns them of danger, and they soon find themselves being stalked by a ferocious predator. As one of their group is taken, a grisly old hunter appears and offers to lead them to safety. But can he be trusted?