As another winter descends on the desolate wilderness, hardy Alaskans gather and hunt, while building shelters they hope can withstand the freeze.
1. On the Edge
The Hailstones begin working on their mobile home. Glenn faces down Mother Nature in his journey back to his cabin. Bear sightings put Sue on edge.
2. Pride and Power
Sue scrambles to restore electricity to Kavik, Andy sets out to build a frame tent for his sled, and Jessie tries to make his dogs more comfortable.
3. Falling Apart
As the Hailstones come to a harsh realization, Sue soldiers on in Kavik, and Jessie constructs a fish rack for his salmon stockpile.
4. Deadly Tracks
Jessie gets his dogs ready for an upcoming race. Sue discovers that a predator is lurking around her camp. Glenn goes searching for goosegrass.
5. Breaking Through
Glenn’s caribou hunt takes a surprising turn. Meanwhile, Chip prepares for the threat of thin ice, and Jessie restores a dog sled.
While Sue braves the elements to carry out a dangerous task, Jessie and his team of dogs participate in their first race of the season.
7. Ghosts of Winter
Andy hunts the wild for caribou. Chip and Iri build a basket sled from hickory. Sue rides a snowmobile for the first time since her injury.
8. No Boundaries
As Andy forges a new trail near the Yukon River, Glenn hunts along the Brooks Range, and Sue seeks a special plant with healing properties.
9. Trapped and Hunted
Sue hunts caribou and ptarmigan, Glenn makes a blanket from animal hide, the Hailstones fish under the ice, and Andy lays fur traps along the river.
10. Winter Kill
Sue puts her shooting skills to the test, the Hailstones set up a new camp, Glenn hunts for fresh water, and Andy seeks enough wood to stay warm.
Sue makes a business decision that could have longstanding repercussions. Meanwhile, Glenn suffers an injury, and Andy pursues a lynx.
12. No Shortcuts
Glenn builds a snow cave and stays overnight, the Hailstones make a haul back to Noorvik, and Andy gets his wind turbine back in working order.
13. The Thaw: Confrontation
Sue hunts a wolverine that won’t leave her camp alone. Glenn embarks on a wilderness trek. Andy sets beaver traps along the Yukon River.
14. The Thaw: Blindsided
As the Hailstones hunt springtime fowl, Sue repairs her greenhouse, Andy prepares for thawing ice, and Glenn finishes an epic trek.
15. The Thaw: River of Rage
The Hailstones race to hunt caribou before the river melts, while Sue and Andy worry that rising waters will wreak havoc on their homes.
16. The Thaw: Head Above Water
Sue rushes to repair her water-damaged runway, Glenn goes looking for his buried canoe, and Andy sets to work building a kayak.
17. The Thaw: Against the Tide
Glenn explores the river on his canoe, Sue works to improve her camp’s heating system, and Agnes shows her daughters how to fish for herring.
18. The Thaw: The Slow Grind
The Hailstones look for seagull eggs, Andy constructs a yurt, Sue takes a fishing excursion, and Glenn fights off mosquitoes and scouts sheep.
19. The Thaw: Midnight Sun
Sue installs a new fuel system and hopes for the best. Meanwhile, Glenn makes some modifications to his canoe, and Andy takes a scenic hike.
20. The Thaw: Higher Ground
Glenn travels into the unknown, Sue keeps her eyes peeled for caribou, the Hailstones collect valuable seals, and Andy tries to repair his tractor.
21. Character Stories: Sue Aikens
Explore an in-depth look at the life and history of Sue Aikens, who reveals why she’s so drawn to northern Alaska.
22. Character Stories: The Hailstones
While living nomadic lives in northwest Alaska, Chip and Agnes Hailstone pass along their traditions and heritage to their children.
23. Character Stories: Glenn Villeneuve
Although he must make many sacrifices to live in the wilderness of the Brooks Range, Glenn Villeneuve loves the never-ending challenge.
24. Character Stories: Andy Bassich
His desire to live amid nature began at a young age. Now, many years later, Andy Bassich’s childhood dream is a difficult but rewarding reality.
25. Character Stories: Renegades of the Arctic
Jessie Holmes and Erik and Martha Salitan speak about what it takes to maintain their subsistence lifestyles in the unforgiving wilderness of Alaska.