Teenagers Jessie (Thora Birch) and Sean (Vincent Kartheiser) Barnes challenge both nature and themselves on a death defying mission through the Artic wilderness. Six months ago, their mother's death prompted their father (Dirk Benedict) to relocate the family to an Alaskan village where he's built a new life as a bush pilot. When his plane crashes in a mountain range, Jessie and Sean set out to find him. Along the way they rescue an amazingly friendly polar bear cub from a poacher (Charleton Heston) and test their courage through sea kayaking, shooting rapids, trekking over glaciers, and climbing mountains. Under the able direction of Fraser C. Heston (Treasure Island, Needful Things), it all adds up to a real cliffhanger!