DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Thursdays from 10 January, 9.30pm
Just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle lies a town on the edge of civilisation: Tanana, Alaska. This frozen village of 200 people is part of an unknown America where men hunt and trap to survive, subsisting like modern day cavemen. This year, the odds are stacked against them. It’s one of the coldest winters ever recorded, with temperatures dropping to minus 51 degrees Celsius. Hypothermia and starvation are a constant menace, and at these extreme temperatures, animals stay deep in their burrows or take shelter in the far hills. As prey gets scarce, predators get desperate for food, and can set their sights on the hunters themselves, or worse, unsuspecting villagers.