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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.

Next On

Episode 7, Series 2

Monday October 14 at 5:00pm

Last Minute Push

Episode 7 | Series 2

As the thaw comes to an end, the last-minute push to prepare for winter means the pressure is building.

Episode 3, Series 1

Monday October 14 at 9:25pm

The Mess Of Success

Episode 3 | Series 1

In Noorvik, Agnes departs on a crucial seal hunt in an attempt to harvest seal oil that will last the family for months.

Episode 7, Series 2

Monday October 14 at 11:10pm

Last Minute Push

Episode 7 | Series 2

As the thaw comes to an end, the last-minute push to prepare for winter means the pressure is building.

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday October 15 at 2:15am

The Mess Of Success

Episode 3 | Series 1

In Noorvik, Agnes departs on a crucial seal hunt in an attempt to harvest seal oil that will last the family for months.

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday October 15 at 10:30am

The Mess Of Success

Episode 3 | Series 1

In Noorvik, Agnes departs on a crucial seal hunt in an attempt to harvest seal oil that will last the family for months.

Episode 8, Series 2

Tuesday October 15 at 5:00pm

End Of Days

Episode 8 | Series 2

Summer is drawing to a quick close, and the Alaskan winter lurks right around the corner.

Episode 8, Series 2

Tuesday October 15 at 11:50pm

End Of Days

Episode 8 | Series 2

Summer is drawing to a quick close, and the Alaskan winter lurks right around the corner.

Episode 8, Series 2

Wednesday October 16 at 6:35am

End Of Days

Episode 8 | Series 2

Summer is drawing to a quick close, and the Alaskan winter lurks right around the corner.

Episode 7, Series 2

Thursday October 17 at 5:15am

Last Minute Push

Episode 7 | Series 2

As the thaw comes to an end, the last-minute push to prepare for winter means the pressure is building.

Episode 4, Series 1

Monday October 21 at 9:25pm

Hungry Country

Episode 4 | Series 1

In Chandalar, Glenn is running low on food and must go the extra mile to find enough sustenance to survive.

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday October 22 at 2:30am

Hungry Country

Episode 4 | Series 1

In Chandalar, Glenn is running low on food and must go the extra mile to find enough sustenance to survive.

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday October 22 at 10:10am

Hungry Country

Episode 4 | Series 1

In Chandalar, Glenn is running low on food and must go the extra mile to find enough sustenance to survive.

Episode 5, Series 1

Monday October 28 at 8:30pm

No Time To Lose

Episode 5 | Series 1

Sue needs to get a jump on filling her freezer for the cold weather. In Noorvik, the Hailstones embark on a unique moneymaking endeavour.

Episode 5, Series 1

Tuesday October 29 at 2:00am

No Time To Lose

Episode 5 | Series 1

Sue needs to get a jump on filling her freezer for the cold weather. In Noorvik, the Hailstones embark on a unique moneymaking endeavour.

Episode 5, Series 1

Tuesday October 29 at 10:50am

No Time To Lose

Episode 5 | Series 1

Sue needs to get a jump on filling her freezer for the cold weather. In Noorvik, the Hailstones embark on a unique moneymaking endeavour.

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