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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 second season of Life Below Zero premiered on October 29, 2013, and contains 6 episodes. This season finds the cast adjusting to the challenges of spring and summer.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Meltdown," "No Time to Lose," and "Long Road Home."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Andy and Kate build a greenhouse.
    • Glenn runs out of food.
    • Sue runs out of fuel.
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    4
    Great season?
  • The first season of Life Below Zero premiered on May 19, 2013, and contains 10 episodes. This season introduces viewers to residents of Northern Alaska where below-zero conditions are the norm.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "End of the Road," "There Be Monsters," and "Hell and High Water"

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Sue's fuel is swiped.
    • Eric encounters a lynx.
    • Sue officially buys Kavik River camp

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    1
    Great season?
  • The twelfth season of Life Below Zero premiered on September 24, 2019, and contains 18 episodes. This season finds Sue restoring her cabin in Chena while Ricko teaches his kids to hunt.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Darkness Approaches," "Winters End," and "Beware the Wild."

    Memorable moments from Season 12 include:

    • Jessie moves to Brushkana.
    • Andy and Denise install solar panels.
    • Jessie races in the Iditarod.
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    4
    Great season?
  • The fourth season of Life Below Zero premiered on November 11, 2014, and contains 7 episodes. This season finds the cast stocking up on food and supplies before winter hits.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Opportunity Knocks," "Last Minute Push," and "End of Days."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Chip and Agnes show their daughters how to live off the land.
    • Sue powers down her camp.
    • Eric and Martha go bird hunting.
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    2
    Great season?