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In a time-honored tradition in the thick of winter, a steely group of truckers undertake one of the world's most dangerous jobs each year — steering giant 18-wheelers filled with vital equipment and supplies to miners hundreds of miles away on the Canadian tundra. In stark, blizzard conditions, the truckers travel over barren ice roads that often take their oversized vehicles over frozen lakes — but somebody's got to do it, and many of these men were raised to do the job. From fixing a truck in sub-zero conditions in seconds to escaping from a truck if the ice cracks, each man is trained in self-survival — and the training comes in handy more often than they'd like. On the other end of the arduous race against time are the miners whose lives depend on the truckers making it to their base, year after year.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoReady to Roll||Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on earth--ice road truckers. In the thick of winter truckers in giant eighteen wheelers carry equipment and supplies to miners in the Canadian tundra. In this episode, road construction crews begin the process of creating the most unique passage in the world---a 350-mile highway of ice. Truck drivers from all over North America make the long journey to Yellowknife, Canada for their chance at some quick cash. When the temperature is cold enough and the ice is thick enough, the big rigs get ready to roll.||44:50||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoDestination: Diamond Mine||Jay hauls a 17-ton water tank over 31 inches of ice all the way to the De Beers Diamond mine. The rivalry heats up between Hugh and Rick as they compete for the highest load count. And the season's first spin out on "Charlie's Hill" causes a major traffic jam on the ice. Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on earth--ice road truckers.||43:51||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoDash for the Cash||An arctic storm forces a road closure. Alex hauls a 44,000 pound diamond ore crusher across 350-miles of ice to the BHP mine. And brutal -40 degree temperatures start to take their toll on the truckers. Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on earth--ice road truckers.||43:38||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Big Chill||Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on earth--ice road truckers. In the thick of winter truckers in giant eighteen wheelers carry equipment and supplies to miners in the Canadian tundra. Travel over ice and frozen lakes in blizzard conditions with men who are trained in self survival; from fixing a truck in sub-zero conditions in seconds to escaping from a truck if the ice cracks. Follow the truckers in a tradition that goes back over a hundred years as they race against time to reach the miners and make it back before the temperatures rise.||43:16||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoMidseason Mayhem||It's half way through the grueling ice road season. Six hundred truckers have ferried more than 4,000 loads to the northern mines. They still have 6,000 left to go, but everyday roadblocks threaten their progress. Going a few miles over the speed limit is one thing on a regular road, but on ice it's a different story. Blowouts are appearing in the ice as a result of reckless speeding. Other trucks come to a standstill when a fuel tanker overturns on the Ingraham Trail. The wreck not only blocks traffic, but it's a potential environmental disaster. Rescue crews race to prevent a diesel spill from contaminating the Yellowknife River, the only water supply for this entire outpost.||44:10||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoDriving On Thin Ice||Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on earth--ice road truckers. In the thick of winter truckers in giant eighteen wheelers carry equipment and supplies to miners in the Canadian tundra. Travel over ice and frozen lakes in blizzard conditions with men who are trained in self survival; from fixing a truck in sub-zero conditions in seconds to escaping from a truck if the ice cracks. Follow the truckers in a tradition that goes back over a hundred years as they race against time to reach the miners and make it back before the temperatures rise.||43:30||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Rookie Challenge||It's just over a month into the new ice road season and more than 800 truckers are on the ice, working around the clock. There are still 4,000 loads that need to make it to the mines, but with spring just around the corner, every load could be their last. Alex sets out on a daring new adventure, one that will take him across a brand new, 138-mile, ice road to the Colomac Gold mine. The main ice road is a major highway compared to this small, isolated back road. Hugh races to pick up his 17th load, but first he needs an oil and tire change. Drew runs out of gas on the side of the road in Yellowknife and his truck freezes up. This is just the latest in a long string of mechanical failures. His patience for life on the ice road is wearing thin so he calls his wife back home for a pep talk. Rookie TJ also suffers a debilitating blow. While driving, he's overcome with abdominal pain from an earlier injury strapping down a load.||43:48||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoInto the Whiteout||It's day 37 of the ice road season and there almost 3,000 more loads to go. Drivers are washing out and the road is beaten up. Rick Fitch, has a backlog of critical supplies that need to be delivered and an arctic storm is brewing. Rick organizes a special convoy of five trucks to get the loads out. TJ gets separated from the convoy just as the storm hits the road. The rest of the convoy makes it to the mine just before the road is shut down and is stranded at the mine for 16 hours with no word from TJ. Meanwhile, Hugh Rowland struggles with having lost two of his drivers this season.||43:38||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Big Melt||It's day 53 of the ice road season and only the toughest truckers remain on a road that's sent many people packing. Alex is part of a last great push to get some critical loads up the ice before it's too late. In his convoy is the heaviest load ever to cross the ice---a 100-ton electrical unit for the Diavik mine. If this load damages the ice, it could be the last run of the season. Rick, who may be suffering from frostbite, has hit his limit with driving a truck in forty below with no heat and needs to make a tough decision. The most unlikely survivor is rookie T.J. He's suffered some of the worst blows of the season, and although it's not yet over, he's already feeling like a seasoned veteran as he heads out on his 18th load across melting ice and a road that will soon disappear.||43:55||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Final Run||Spring brings a rush of warm weather and the big melt begins. The road is nearly empty as only the toughest or craziest truckers remain. There's a race to the finish between Alex, Hugh, Jay and T.J. Alex and Hugh are neck and neck fighting for the top load count, but the road is down to its final days and every trip could be their last. As the clock ticks away on the ice, this handful of die-hard truckers pushes for every last load, hauling in the big bucks and paving the way for the most successful ice road season in history.||44:51||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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this is soo good! and also im the 1st to review. :)
the free download was well worth it and helps people understand just what those guys go through. a great free download!
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- Genre: Reality TV
- Released: Jun 17, 2007
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