Preparations for the brutal Alaskan winter dominate life for the hardy characters of Life Below Zero as this awe-inspiring series returns with an icy vengeance. It takes a special kind of mental and physical strength to cope with the extreme test of isolation and unending work needed to survive Alaska's long months of winter, living miles from the nearest road in this merciless territory.
In the weeks just before freeze up, our four households are focused on last ditch efforts to bring in enough meat and supplies to enable them to make it through winter. But hungry grizzly bears and unpredictable weather pose a constant threat – and soon bone-chilling cold will add to their minute-by-minute test of survival.
Among the many adventures featured in this series, Chip and his family embark on long treks in the blistering cold of the Arctic in their search for remote new hunting grounds, Sue navigates a new all-terrain vehicle back to her remote outpost home across 100 miles of desolate tundra in the dark and -45C temperatures, while Andy and Kate take on the task of teaching a newcomer how to survive life off the grid.