Typical old adventure film, delivering great pictures of snowed environments and some interesting survival & leadership/responsability moments through the fragmented flashback that makes a good chunk of it.
Of note, a light fantastic touch that doesn't do much for the film aside from offering a potentially interesting framing.
Morricone's musics (added for the international release?) evoke some emotional or grand scenes that don't appear on screen.
PS: that 60s haircut was a crime against Cardinale. Her useless presence too.
One more soviet movie watched!