Life Below Zero: The Thaw looks at the raft of new challenges faced by the residents of remote Alaska after they’ve endured the long winter months. As winter fades across the arctic, mother nature comes in for the kill.
With predators waking and unpredictable weather, the battle begins. Springtime is in many ways worse than winter, marking the start of the most taxing time of year in Alaska. Those living off the grid must work their hardest to acquire as much food and vital resources as possible, before the brutal winter sets in again.
Those living off the grid must work their hardest to acquire as much food and vital resources as possible before the brutal winter sets in again. Where sub-zero temperatures were winter's biggest foe, now spring bears and blood-thieving mosquitos have everyone on high alert. Snow covered mountains become a jungle of obstacles; rushing rivers, competing predators, and swarms of summer bugs all spell new challenges for the men and women who live their lives off this isolated land.
In Noorvik, Agnes departs on a crucial seal hunt in an attempt to harvest seal oil that will last the family for months.