ATZ Lee Kilcher has been on Alaska: The Last Frontier since the show began chronicling his family's life living off the resources of their land in 2011.
Although the outside world has tempted Atz Lee, he admits that: "the wilderness is where I belong."
What happened to Alaska: The Last Frontier star Atz Lee?
The 41-year-old, suffered a nearly fatal accident in 2015 when he was hiking in Otter Cave near Homer, Alaska, when he fell off a cliff.
His wife, Jane, shared the news on Facebook saying: "Atz Lee Kilcher, an experienced hiker, suffered a terrible fall when hiking in Otter Cove,"
Atz eventually gave his fans an update, writing on Instagram: "Thankful to be alive and at home with my wonderful family. My broken bones are healing nicely considering how many I broke. Lungs are holding strong and every day I feel a little stronger."
He also shared photos of his X-rays and from his hospital bed writing: "My recovery is going slow but steady to me but the DRs say I'm recovering fast all considering."
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"Working hard with my physical therapist and looking forward to running and jumping from trees and mountain tops again someday. Thanks to my family for being by my side and thanks so much to all the people that have been keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. Patience is my friend."
The show followed Atz's injury and journey to recovery and one year after the fall, Atz continues to be optimistic and grateful for his health, family and friends.
What is Atz Lee doing about his fall?
Two years after his fall, Atz filed a lawsuit against the Alaskan resort Otter Cove seeking damages asking for $100,000 claiming the resort was responsible for his fall.
According to the court papers, Atz claims that the resort had: "failed to adequately warn of and/or provide measures to prevent guest and other individuals … from falling over the precipice at the resort."
The resort is fighting back and “den[ies] any liability, responsibility, or negligence."
Claiming that if Atz was hiking on the property and got injured: "it was due to his own neglect, and not the responsibility of the resort."
How can I watch Alaska: The Last Frontier?
The Kilcher family is back for Season 10 of Alaska: The Last Frontier which premiered October 25, 2020.
For four generations the Kilchers have lived off their 600-acre Alaskan homestead in their isolated community of Homer.
In this season, Atz Lee and his wife will head to Adak Island for caribou, while his father Atz Sr. will try to transform his boat into a home.
Jewel returns to the series to teach her young son, Kase, the skills he needs to survive on the homestead.
Alaska: The Last Frontier airs on the Discovery channel Sundays at 8pm and can be streamed on Discovery+ or Apple TV.
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