Life Below Zero

Life Below Zero

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.

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Series 3, Episode 18

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Sue heads to a nearby fishing hole to try and replenish her food supply. The Hailstones Chip sets out to gather wood for materials to help the family preserve their food.

Series 3, Episode 18

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Sue heads to a nearby fishing hole to try and replenish her food supply. The Hailstones Chip sets out to gather wood for materials to help the family preserve their food.

Series 3, Episode 19

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Summer in the bush is the time for Alaskans to ensure that they are prepared for winters onslaught. With her injury leaving her unable to shoot from her right side, Sue Aikens travels…

Series 3, Episode 19

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Summer in the bush is the time for Alaskans to ensure that they are prepared for winters onslaught. With her injury leaving her unable to shoot from her right side, Sue Aikens travels…

Series 3, Episode 19

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Summer in the bush is the time for Alaskans to ensure that they are prepared for winters onslaught. With her injury leaving her unable to shoot from her right side, Sue Aikens travels…

Series 3, Episode 19

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Summer in the bush is the time for Alaskans to ensure that they are prepared for winters onslaught. With her injury leaving her unable to shoot from her right side, Sue Aikens travels…

Series 3, Episode 19

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Summer in the bush is the time for Alaskans to ensure that they are prepared for winters onslaught. With her injury leaving her unable to shoot from her right side, Sue Aikens travels…

Series 3, Episode 19

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Summer in the bush is the time for Alaskans to ensure that they are prepared for winters onslaught. With her injury leaving her unable to shoot from her right side, Sue Aikens travels…

Series 1, Episode 1

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In Noorvik, Chip and Agnes Hailstone race against Mother Nature in a dangerous quest to set whitefish nets on thin ice and haul in the last catch of the season.

Series 1, Episode 2

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In isolated Kavik, Sue Aikens faces a life-and-death challenge when she returns to camp to find that thieves have pilfered her winter fuel supply.

Series 3, Episode 20

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The end of the thaw provides Alaskans a brief respite before winter's fury is unleashed. The Hailstones build a tower marker to help them navigate the treacherous waters of the Kiwalik…

Series 3, Episode 20

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The end of the thaw provides Alaskans a brief respite before winter's fury is unleashed. The Hailstones build a tower marker to help them navigate the treacherous waters of the Kiwalik…

Series 1, Episode 2

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In isolated Kavik, Sue Aikens faces a life-and-death challenge when she returns to camp to find that thieves have pilfered her winter fuel supply.

Series 1, Episode 3

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In Kavik, Sue struggles through a blizzard that threatens her life and the camp she's responsible for. In Weisman, Erik tends to the arduous task of getting wood and water as well as…

Series 1, Episode 3

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In Kavik, Sue struggles through a blizzard that threatens her life and the camp she's responsible for. In Weisman, Erik tends to the arduous task of getting wood and water as well as…

Series 1, Episode 4

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Mechanical breakdowns and invading predators threaten survival as four end-of-roaders battle the dark Alaskan winter. In Kavik, Sue's become the prey when a predator invades her camp…

Series 3, Episode 20

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The end of the thaw provides Alaskans a brief respite before winter's fury is unleashed. The Hailstones build a tower marker to help them navigate the treacherous waters of the Kiwalik…

Series 3, Episode 20

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The end of the thaw provides Alaskans a brief respite before winter's fury is unleashed. The Hailstones build a tower marker to help them navigate the treacherous waters of the Kiwalik…

Series 1, Episode 4

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Mechanical breakdowns and invading predators threaten survival as four end-of-roaders battle the dark Alaskan winter. In Kavik, Sue's become the prey when a predator invades her camp…

Series 1, Episode 5

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A fierce winter storm threatens Sue's all important fuel supply, she is forced to shut down her generator and go into conservation mode.

Series 1, Episode 5

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A fierce winter storm threatens Sue's all important fuel supply, she is forced to shut down her generator and go into conservation mode.

Series 1, Episode 6

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This episode puts the spotlight on couples. Kate joins Andy out in the wilderness for a challenging day of collecting lumber for their homestead.

Series 3, Episode 20

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The end of the thaw provides Alaskans a brief respite before winter's fury is unleashed. The Hailstones build a tower marker to help them navigate the treacherous waters of the Kiwalik…

Series 1, Episode 1

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In Noorvik, Chip and Agnes Hailstone race against Mother Nature in a dangerous quest to set whitefish nets on thin ice and haul in the last catch of the season.

Series 3, Episode 20

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The end of the thaw provides Alaskans a brief respite before winter's fury is unleashed. The Hailstones build a tower marker to help them navigate the treacherous waters of the Kiwalik…

Series 1, Episode 1

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In Noorvik, Chip and Agnes Hailstone race against Mother Nature in a dangerous quest to set whitefish nets on thin ice and haul in the last catch of the season.

Series 1, Episode 6

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This episode puts the spotlight on couples. Kate joins Andy out in the wilderness for a challenging day of collecting lumber for their homestead.

Series 1, Episode 7

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Winter in Kavik offers few hunting opportunities for Sue, but a group of ptarmigan provides a target rich environment. In Wiseman Erik, crashes his snow machine and is forced to abandon…

Series 4, Episode 1

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Winter bears down on Alaskans who are making last minute preparations for the return of the freeze. In Kavik, signs of bear activity near camp have Sue Aikens on high alert.

Series 4, Episode 1

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Winter bears down on Alaskans who are making last minute preparations for the return of the freeze. In Kavik, signs of bear activity near camp have Sue Aikens on high alert.