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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Life Below Zero'

Updated September 8, 2020 120 votes 17 voters 1.3k views13 items

All the seasons of Life Below Zero have been great, but which seasons really stand out? Residing in the outskirts of northern Alaska means living off the land and contending with sub-zero temperatures. Some of the most memorable episodes of Life Below Zero come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Life Below Zero are, let's rank every Life Below Zero season from best to worst.

Life Below Zero is a documentary television series highlighting the daily lives of subsistence hunters who call remote areas of Alaska home. Life Below Zero premiered on National Geographic Channel on May 19, 2013. The series, which is produced by BBC Worldwide, moved to Disney+ in 2020 and has spawned two spin-offs - Life Below Zero: Port Protection and Life Below Zero: Next Generation.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Life Below Zero, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be painful to put one Life Below Zero season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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  • The thirteenth season of Life Below Zero premiered on December 10, 2019, and contains 7 episodes. This season finds the Alaskan residents making repairs and teaching their children new skills.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Shock & Awe," "First Blood," and "New Country."

    Memorable moments from Season 13 include:

    • Andy and Denise fight the river breakup.
    • Ricko travels to a natural hot spring.
    • The Hailstones build a trapping cabin.
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  • The third season of Life Below Zero premiered on April 17, 2014, and contains 13 episodes. This season finds the cast dealing with unexpected weather conditions.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Deadly Grounds," "Thin Ice," and "Dark Winter's End."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Erik hunts a mountain goat.
    • Warm weather causes concerns.
    • Glenn tracks a wolf.
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  • The fifth season of Life Below Zero premiered on April 9, 2015, and contains 12 episodes. This season finds the cast contending with a dark, frigid winter.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Ready or Not," "The Unknown," and "Aftermath."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Andy and Kate rescue a bear cub.
    • Erik and Martha make a smokehouse.
    • Sue puts herself in danger.
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  • The sixth season of Life Below Zero premiered on November 24, 2015, and contains 8 episodes. This season finds the cast building and obtaining supplies to assist them survive in the wild.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Bottom Line," "Running on Empty," and "Divide and Conquer."

    Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

    • The Hailstones get a new boat.
    • Sue visits a gunsmith.
    • Jessie builds new doghouses.
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