He fell into the soft blanket of snow, icy white particles burning his face with cold.
He hoisted himself back up with great effort, gasping as he found his feet again. All the energy in his body had been drained by the freezing atmosphere, making it difficult for him to do little more than shiver.
But he had to carry on.
He could hear it lumbering behind him. Heavy crunching footsteps in the snow.
Terrified, he staggered on, but again he took a plunge.
Rolled over onto his back.
Saw the hideous green creature coming down on top of him...