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Rejoin the icy adventures of Life Below Zero’s resilient characters as the Emmy Award-Winning show returns to Alaska to chart their day-to-day lives in one of the toughest areas of the world. It is a time for looking ahead to the future and, for most of our characters that usually means essential preparation and food gathering so they can survive the punishing winter ahead.

However, for Sue, it is about realizing that the limitations of her ageing body could mean moving to a less challenging home. Dark winter gives Glenn a unique chance to test his primitive skills in wilderness, while Jesse pushes himself and his star dog team to the limit as they prepare to compete in the world’s largest dog race, covering a distance of over 1,600 kilometers.

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Episode 3, Series 6

Monday December 16 at 5:00pm

No Guarantees

Episode 3 | Series 6

Alaskans risk their lives to prepare for months of total darkness, with Andy braving the Yukon River to hunt for meat.

Episode 6, Series 2

Monday December 16 at 8:30pm

Thin Ice

Episode 6 | Series 2

A strange warm-up has swept through the Arctic, leaving the camps scrambling to prepare for what lies ahead. For Chip and Agnes the warm-up has delayed the thickening of the Kobuk River…

Episode 3, Series 6

Monday December 16 at 11:05pm

No Guarantees

Episode 3 | Series 6

Alaskans risk their lives to prepare for months of total darkness, with Andy braving the Yukon River to hunt for meat.

Episode 6, Series 2

Tuesday December 17 at 1:25am

Thin Ice

Episode 6 | Series 2

A strange warm-up has swept through the Arctic, leaving the camps scrambling to prepare for what lies ahead. For Chip and Agnes the warm-up has delayed the thickening of the Kobuk River…

Episode 6, Series 4

Tuesday December 17 at 5:35am

Shakedown

Episode 6 | Series 4

Alaskans struggle to get through the everyday grind as dark winter looms ahead. In Kavik, Sue Aikens secures camp with a blizzard heading toward her camp.

Episode 6, Series 2

Tuesday December 17 at 10:25am

Thin Ice

Episode 6 | Series 2

A strange warm-up has swept through the Arctic, leaving the camps scrambling to prepare for what lies ahead. For Chip and Agnes the warm-up has delayed the thickening of the Kobuk River…

Episode 4, Series 6

Tuesday December 17 at 5:00pm

Arctic Harvest

Episode 4 | Series 6

Alaskans face uncertain conditions caused by unseasonably warm temperatures, and opportunities must be seized while they can.

Episode 4, Series 6

Tuesday December 17 at 11:15pm

Arctic Harvest

Episode 4 | Series 6

Alaskans face uncertain conditions caused by unseasonably warm temperatures, and opportunities must be seized while they can.

Episode 5, Series 6

Wednesday December 18 at 4:55pm

Home Again

Episode 5 | Series 6

In brutal winter conditions, Alaskans must call upon the past, and learn new techniques that will help them survive dark winter.

Episode 5, Series 6

Wednesday December 18 at 11:25pm

Home Again

Episode 5 | Series 6

In brutal winter conditions, Alaskans must call upon the past, and learn new techniques that will help them survive dark winter.

Episode 6, Series 6

Thursday December 19 at 5:00pm

The Great Unknown

Episode 6 | Series 6

For Alaskans, utilising the frozen trails to secure resources is a requirement for survival in dark winter.

Episode 6, Series 6

Thursday December 19 at 11:10pm

The Great Unknown

Episode 6 | Series 6

For Alaskans, utilising the frozen trails to secure resources is a requirement for survival in dark winter.

Episode 7, Series 6

Friday December 20 at 4:55pm

A Lesson Learned

Episode 7 | Series 6

For Alaskans, utilising the frozen trails to secure resources is a requirement for survival in dark winter.

Episode 7, Series 6

Friday December 20 at 11:20pm

A Lesson Learned

Episode 7 | Series 6

For Alaskans, utilising the frozen trails to secure resources is a requirement for survival in dark winter.

Episode 7, Series 4

Sunday December 22 at 5:50pm

Ghosts Of Winter

Episode 7 | Series 4

The looming arrival of dark winter forces Alaskans to tackle various obstacles to ensure a prosperous season. Andy hunts in order to replenish his meat supply. Sue confronts her greatest…

Episode 8, Series 6

Monday December 23 at 5:00pm

Into The Storm

Episode 8 | Series 6

For Alaskans, utilising the frozen trails to secure resources is a requirement for survival in dark winter.

Episode 7, Series 2

Monday December 23 at 8:30pm

Return To The Wild

Episode 7 | Series 2

In Eagle, Andy's apprentice makes a costly mistake and runs out of the wood that heats his tent and keeps him alive. In Kavik, Sue's pushes her body beyond the limit and she is forced…

Episode 8, Series 6

Monday December 23 at 11:05pm

Into The Storm

Episode 8 | Series 6

For Alaskans, utilising the frozen trails to secure resources is a requirement for survival in dark winter.

Episode 7, Series 2

Tuesday December 24 at 1:25am

Return To The Wild

Episode 7 | Series 2

In Eagle, Andy's apprentice makes a costly mistake and runs out of the wood that heats his tent and keeps him alive. In Kavik, Sue's pushes her body beyond the limit and she is forced…

Episode 9, Series 6

Tuesday December 24 at 7:25am

Trail Of Wolves

Episode 9 | Series 6

For Alaskans, utilising the frozen trails to secure resources is a requirement for survival in dark winter.

Episode 7, Series 2

Tuesday December 24 at 10:00am

Return To The Wild

Episode 7 | Series 2

In Eagle, Andy's apprentice makes a costly mistake and runs out of the wood that heats his tent and keeps him alive. In Kavik, Sue's pushes her body beyond the limit and she is forced…

Episode 9, Series 6

Tuesday December 24 at 5:00pm

Trail Of Wolves

Episode 9 | Series 6

For Alaskans, utilising the frozen trails to secure resources is a requirement for survival in dark winter.

Episode 9, Series 6

Tuesday December 24 at 11:20pm

Trail Of Wolves

Episode 9 | Series 6

For Alaskans, utilising the frozen trails to secure resources is a requirement for survival in dark winter.

Episode 10, Series 6

Wednesday December 25 at 6:45am

Trial By Fire

Episode 10 | Series 6

Jessie runs the race of a lifetime at the Iditarod and the Hailstones go on a family rabbit hunt.

Episode 10, Series 6

Wednesday December 25 at 4:30pm

Trial By Fire

Episode 10 | Series 6

Jessie runs the race of a lifetime at the Iditarod and the Hailstones go on a family rabbit hunt.

Episode 10, Series 6

Thursday December 26 at 12:30am

Trial By Fire

Episode 10 | Series 6

Jessie runs the race of a lifetime at the Iditarod and the Hailstones go on a family rabbit hunt.

Episode 11, Series 6

Thursday December 26 at 7:30am

Window Of Opportunity

Episode 11 | Series 6

Jessie struggles to free his four-wheeler from the frozen mud. Chip and Agnes hunt an apex predator.

Episode 11, Series 6

Thursday December 26 at 4:55pm

Window Of Opportunity

Episode 11 | Series 6

Jessie struggles to free his four-wheeler from the frozen mud. Chip and Agnes hunt an apex predator.

Episode 11, Series 6

Friday December 27 at 12:10am

Window Of Opportunity

Episode 11 | Series 6

Jessie struggles to free his four-wheeler from the frozen mud. Chip and Agnes hunt an apex predator.

Episode 7, Series 4

Friday December 27 at 5:45am

Ghosts Of Winter

Episode 7 | Series 4

The looming arrival of dark winter forces Alaskans to tackle various obstacles to ensure a prosperous season. Andy hunts in order to replenish his meat supply. Sue confronts her greatest…

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