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Ice Road Truckers charts the lives of extraordinary men who haul vital supplies to diamond mines over frozen lakes that double as roads. The livelihood of many depends on these tenuous roads, which through the years have been responsible for the deaths of dozens of men. With one hand on the wheel and one on the door at all times, always prepared for the ice to give way under the weight of their trucks, these drivers put their lives and financial security of their families on the line in an exhilarating dash for cash. This adrenaline packed series reveals the raw, gripping quest of ice road truckers.The desolate white landscape stretches as far as the eye can see in a world where the land meets the sky at an invisible horizon, just miles from the Arctic Circle. The fascinating, yet little-known ice road trucking industry, stationed just outside of Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territory, is responsible for supporting the diamond mines there. Each year, the many lakes of this region completely freeze over and engineers build an ice road over them that can withstand the weight of tractor trailers, hopefully. Jackknifing, breakdowns and accidents are commonplace. Since the terrain in this region is virtually impenetrable, and there are so few paved roads, the only way for supplies to reach the mines is by traveling over the ice road. The entire industry depends on the weather and the courage of the ice road truckers, who go 48-hour stretches with no sleep and who constantly hear the cracking of the ice right beneath their wheels.
Season two premieres in a new location, 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Four veterans of the southern ice road come up north to show they have what it takes to run the desolated ice roads of the Arctic Ocean.
It's a new season and a new set of challenges for the ice road truckers--the drivers of the tundra who carry vital equipment to remote outposts located hundreds of miles north of the Arctic Circle during two months of every year before the road disappears. The truckers will venture to a new road--one that is actually located inside the Arctic Circle. The road is comprised of frozen river over ice, and even includes a 120-mile stretch over open ocean. Over the course of the season, we'll examine the history of the region, the building of the ice road (which includes an ice bridge), and will follow road maintenance crews as they struggle to keep the road safe and operable in sub zero temperatures. It is a race against the elements, against time, and against each other.
The first storm of the ice road season strikes and causes the ice road to be shut down. The drivers scramble to get off the road before disaster strikes.
MGM breaks camp to move everything to a new base, including its rig; a storm strikes
After the storm clears, all the truckers are ready to roll except Rick, who is on the verge of quitting and seeks advice from Hugh; Jerry makes a second attempt at moving the MGM camp with a "two trucking" technique; Alex, gets lost.
The substructure for the MGM derrick needs to be delivered to Langley. Bear and Alex take on the job, but will the strain of the huge, dangerous load and Alex's health be too much for the rookie ice road trucker? After delivering the fragile 135-foot derrick to the MGM exploration site, the truckers must also transport its base an 80-ton substructure that ranks as the heaviest and most dangerous load of the season.
Bear and Eric must haul a boiler and a flare stack--two critical pieces of equipment--to Langley at the same time that a polar bear is spotted in the area. In this region of the Arctic, polar bears have been known to kill humans, so the truckers must now be on guard against this new danger. Rick is irate about a 5-day-long trip that his bosses assign him, and his frustration mounts along with his threats to quit. Alex's health continues to deteriorate and he must be medevac to the Yellowknife hospital, his fate unknown.
Alex gets news from his doctor that could be the end of the ice road for him; Rick continues his tantrums, this time threatening to quit if the boss won't give him time off to go to the doctor; Veterans of the northern ice road race to finish the rig move.
The truckers race to dismantle the Mallik Research site before the ice melts. Hugh helps train an ice road rookie, Isaac Lenny, to prepare him for his upcoming driving test.
A convoy of southern drivers, the "Highway Maggots", head to Aput to help haul away debris. At Langley testing confirms the presence of natural gas. Rick damages yet another truck.
The ice is melting and crews are in a mad dash to break down the Langley site and haul everything back to Inuvik before the Arctic waters reclaim the road.
As the weather gets warmer the ice becomes more and more unstable and dangerous. A 66-ton derrick needs to be "double-trucked" out of Langley. Hugh keeps working to secure his spot as the only Southern driver to hack it on the Northern ice roads.
With the ice road melting at a quickening rate, the truckers reflect on their first season tackling the treacherous roads of the Arctic. At the start of the season these veteran drivers from the south were nothing more than Arctic rookies who had to prove themselves to the tough northern truckers. Some would be up for the challenge, but others would make early and unexpected exits. Take a look back at their favorite moments and get a glimpse of some never-before-seen footage on the Road to the Finale.
Mark Kohaykewych(Mark Kohaykewych)
Hugh Rowland(Hugh Rowland)
Alex Debogorski(Alex Debogorski)
Todd Dewey(Todd Dewey)
Art Burke(Art Burke)
Darrell Ward(Darrell Ward)
Austin Wheeler(Austin Wheeler)
Dave Redmon(Dave Redmon)
Drew Sherwood(Drew Sherwood)
Eric Dufresne(Eric Dufresne)
George Spears(George Spears)
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