Life Below Zero
Tuesdays at 8.30pm AEDT from April 2 until July 2
Life Below Zero follows six people as they battle for the most basic necessities in the state with the lowest population density in the United States.
Living at the ends of the world’s loneliest roads and subsisting off the rugged Alaskan bush, they battle white-out snow storms, man-eating carnivores, questionable frozen terrain, and limited resources through a long and bitter winter. Some of them are lone wolves; others have their families beside them.
When bears, wolves and foxes are your only neighbours, life can be pretty lonely. Add minus-60-degree days and a constant battle for the most basic necessities, and you have the daily challenges of people who live in remote corners of Alaska. Life Below Zero takes viewers deep into an Alaskan winter to meet tough, resilient residents as they try to stay one step ahead of storms and man-eating beasts to survive the season.
The closest neighbour to Sue Aikens is more than 300 miles away. Eric Salitan subsists solely on what he hunts and forages. Chip and Agnes Hailstone catch fish for currency in bartering for supplies, and Andy and Kate Bassich use their pack of sled dogs for transportation. Also highlighted is a time of year not always part of what viewers see in Alaska: spring! Ice is breaking, animals are waking, and residents face new tests before deep cold returns.
All must overcome despairing odds to brave the wild and survive through to the spring. This is Life Below Zero.