The theme of this issue is Rescuers and there's no shortage in the North. We've got stories of survival: from a plunge into a glacial crevasse to weathering a wicked storm on Canada's highest peak. But it's not all about what went wrong, there's also survival and preparation tips from experts and a look at the logistical challenges of search and rescue operations in the Arctic.
Also in this issue, we take a look at the best in Northern photography submitted by you, our readers.The annual Up Here Photo Contest wrapped up in November, the judges have made their picks, and you won't be dissappointed.
For the Icebreaker, we talk to Sandy Silver, the Yukon's newly minted Premier. You might recognize him from Twitter—either his own account or the parody that describes him as the "most handsome guy in the legislature, with bonus maritime charm."