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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.

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Life Below Zero: The Thaw

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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.

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.

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Episode 5, Series 6

Tuesday April 20 at 5:55am

Back In The Saddle

Episode 5 | Series 6

With the summer ending, Alaskans must overcome exhaustion, injury and failure; after seeking medical aid, Andy returns home to pick up the pieces; Jessie harvests salmon; Sue searches…

Episode 5, Series 6

Tuesday April 20 at 3:45pm

Back In The Saddle

Episode 5 | Series 6

With the summer ending, Alaskans must overcome exhaustion, injury and failure; after seeking medical aid, Andy returns home to pick up the pieces; Jessie harvests salmon; Sue searches…

Episode 5, Series 6

Tuesday April 20 at 11:40pm

Back In The Saddle

Episode 5 | Series 6

With the summer ending, Alaskans must overcome exhaustion, injury and failure; after seeking medical aid, Andy returns home to pick up the pieces; Jessie harvests salmon; Sue searches…

Episode 6, Series 6

Wednesday April 21 at 5:55am

Race Against Time

Episode 6 | Series 6

Alaskans harvest the last of summer's bounty; Sue Aikens tracks a lone predator; the Hailstones are presented with a key resource; Andy Bassich races the clock to provide food for…

Episode 6, Series 6

Wednesday April 21 at 3:45pm

Race Against Time

Episode 6 | Series 6

Alaskans harvest the last of summer's bounty; Sue Aikens tracks a lone predator; the Hailstones are presented with a key resource; Andy Bassich races the clock to provide food for…

Episode 6, Series 6

Wednesday April 21 at 11:30pm

Race Against Time

Episode 6 | Series 6

Alaskans harvest the last of summer's bounty; Sue Aikens tracks a lone predator; the Hailstones are presented with a key resource; Andy Bassich races the clock to provide food for…

Episode 7, Series 6

Thursday April 22 at 5:55am

No One Fights Alone

Episode 7 | Series 6

Alaskans scramble to secure provisions before winter; Andy Bassich must secure clean water to grow vital crops; Sue Aikens stalks a herd of caribou; Jessie Holmes returns to a familiar…

Episode 7, Series 6

Thursday April 22 at 3:45pm

No One Fights Alone

Episode 7 | Series 6

Alaskans scramble to secure provisions before winter; Andy Bassich must secure clean water to grow vital crops; Sue Aikens stalks a herd of caribou; Jessie Holmes returns to a familiar…

Episode 7, Series 6

Thursday April 22 at 11:25pm

No One Fights Alone

Episode 7 | Series 6

Alaskans scramble to secure provisions before winter; Andy Bassich must secure clean water to grow vital crops; Sue Aikens stalks a herd of caribou; Jessie Holmes returns to a familiar…

Episode 8, Series 6

Friday April 23 at 5:55am

Cost Of Winter

Episode 8 | Series 6

At the edge of the warm season, Alaskans prepare to pay winter's cost; Ricko DeWilde heads out on a proxy moose hunt to aid a village elder; Sue Aikens builds an arctic entryway.

Episode 8, Series 6

Friday April 23 at 3:45pm

Cost Of Winter

Episode 8 | Series 6

At the edge of the warm season, Alaskans prepare to pay winter's cost; Ricko DeWilde heads out on a proxy moose hunt to aid a village elder; Sue Aikens builds an arctic entryway.

Episode 8, Series 6

Friday April 23 at 11:30pm

Cost Of Winter

Episode 8 | Series 6

At the edge of the warm season, Alaskans prepare to pay winter's cost; Ricko DeWilde heads out on a proxy moose hunt to aid a village elder; Sue Aikens builds an arctic entryway.

Episode 1, Series 5

Saturday April 24 at 6:40am

Homecoming

Episode 1 | Series 5

As winter fades across the arctic, spring arrives bringing rising temperatures and mounting challenges for remote Alaskans. The thaw marks the start of the most taxing time of year…

Episode 1, Series 5

Sunday April 25 at 2:00am

Homecoming

Episode 1 | Series 5

As winter fades across the arctic, spring arrives bringing rising temperatures and mounting challenges for remote Alaskans. The thaw marks the start of the most taxing time of year…

Episode 2, Series 5

Saturday May 1 at 5:00am

New Territory

Episode 2 | Series 5

During the Arctic spring, Alaskans take advantage of the warm weather and 24-hour daylight to complete tasks that are impossible in winter.

Episode 3, Series 5

Saturday May 1 at 5:50am

Facing Fears

Episode 3 | Series 5

With only a brief window between breakup and winter, Alaskans scramble to complete chores that will make life easier when the deep chill returns.

Episode 4, Series 5

Saturday May 1 at 6:40am

To Catch A King

Episode 4 | Series 5

As the Alaskan wilderness reawakens from its wintry slumber, new challenges arrive with it.

Episode 2, Series 5

Sunday May 2 at 12:15am

New Territory

Episode 2 | Series 5

During the Arctic spring, Alaskans take advantage of the warm weather and 24-hour daylight to complete tasks that are impossible in winter.

Episode 3, Series 5

Sunday May 2 at 1:05am

Facing Fears

Episode 3 | Series 5

With only a brief window between breakup and winter, Alaskans scramble to complete chores that will make life easier when the deep chill returns.

Episode 4, Series 5

Sunday May 2 at 1:55am

To Catch A King

Episode 4 | Series 5

As the Alaskan wilderness reawakens from its wintry slumber, new challenges arrive with it.

Episode 5, Series 5

Saturday May 8 at 5:00am

The Intruder

Episode 5 | Series 5

With warm conditions in the Arctic, Alaskans brave the land and waterways to hunt for food and gather supplies to improve their homesteads.

Episode 6, Series 5

Saturday May 8 at 5:50am

Heavy Load

Episode 6 | Series 5

We return to endure a 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…

Episode 7, Series 5

Saturday May 8 at 6:40am

The Widowmaker

Episode 7 | Series 5

As summer turns to fall, Alaskan ingenuity assists in securing materials for the winter.

Episode 5, Series 5

Sunday May 9 at 12:15am

The Intruder

Episode 5 | Series 5

With warm conditions in the Arctic, Alaskans brave the land and waterways to hunt for food and gather supplies to improve their homesteads.

Episode 6, Series 5

Sunday May 9 at 1:05am

Heavy Load

Episode 6 | Series 5

We return to endure a 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…

Episode 7, Series 5

Sunday May 9 at 1:55am

The Widowmaker

Episode 7 | Series 5

As summer turns to fall, Alaskan ingenuity assists in securing materials for the winter.

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