"The arctic does not care for your well-being. It is waiting for you with three challenges instead: polar bears, thin ice and merciless coldness!"
Australian desert wanderer Jon Muir and polar expert Eric Philips decide to gain their own experience on their 1000 kilometer walk to the north pole: on foot or ski, with no food depots along the way. Most of the time they are walking on a thin and constantly cracking ice cover. The ground seems to be on the move all the time. And over all the bone-chilling cold - till 40 degress below zero - is their biggest enemy. Clothes, food and equipment - everything is frozen stiff. In the end of February both adventurers take of for their demanding journey. The Arctic Ocean is still frozen and only few sunbeams manage to break through the heavy clouds. Here is danger everywhere you look: massive fields of rough ice, tricky cracks and open water. Two months they're struggeling against the weather, technical difficulties and frostbites. It is a run against time. The last 35 kilometers are almost indomitable. In the end it takes Jon and Erice 58 days to reach their final destination: the north pole.