‘Life Below Zero’ chronicles the true-life experiences of people residing in the extreme part of Alaska.
An integral part of the show, Sue Aikens lives in total isolation of Kavik River Camp, about 197 miles from North of the Arctic Circle.
Her camp has been used as a base by hunters, photographers, filmmakers, scientists and other adventurers.
People got to know her story and her wilderness camp after BBC producers thought of turning her life into a reality series, Life Below Zero.
The show is currently running its ninth season on National Geographic Channel and has earned a good viewership.
In 2017, she filed a high-profile lawsuit against the producers, accusing them of contriving scenes to heighten the drama and putting her life at risk.
She alleged that a producer on the show forced her to drive her snow machine across an icy river at 60mph.
At that time, she crashed and was thrown from the vehicle which left her with serious injuries.
The adventurous woman survived a grizzly bear attack about a decade ago. Thanks, to her survival instinct.
She survived the attack by stitching her own head and arm after the attack and waited for about ten days before help finally arrived.
Born on July 1, 1963, Chicago, Illinois, she has been she has been living alone in the wilderness of Alaska since her early teenage years.
She has been living her life with a motto “If it hurts, don’t think about it.”
She has made appearances in other Alaska-based reality shows like ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ and ‘Flying Wild Alaska.’
She has been married three times in her life and is a mother of two children, who have settled with their own families in the mainland USA.
She once lived in Oregon with her late second husband, but Alaska’s beauty and it’s promise of adventure always drew her back.
She once replied to a tweet of one of her fans about her husbands.
Strong will has helped Sue Aikens to hold her ground in the heart of the bear country and to sustain in the freezing cold.