A lesson to be learned from the story is to always listen to the natives in dangerous places. The man realizes this when he says "you were right, old hoss; you were right," so if he relized from experience we should learn from his experience. Another reason that you should listen to the natives is that the man said "no man must travel alone in the Klondike after 50 below." Which is good advice because the man who was alone died.
P.S. pictures wouldn't work Mr. Beck