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Ice Road Truckers returns to HISTORY

02 September 2009


TX: Thursday 10 September at 9pm on HISTORY and HISTORY HD 13 x 60 minute series on Thursdays

The Ice Road Truckers are back and taking on their most perilous journey yet.  They face hundred foot cliffs, hairpin curves, avalanches and minus 70 degree temperatures.

Forming part of HISTORY’s Lives on the Edge season, Ice Road Truckers follows a group of elite truckers who head to Alaska, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle. 

The 13 part series starts on September 10th at 9pm on HISTORY and HISTORY HD and continues every Thursday. For more information visit the HISTORY Ice Road Truckers Page.

With less than three months to shuttle critical supplies to the oil camps of Alaska's North Slope, drivers are pushed to their limits. These are ice roads of a different breed: The truckers will face 400-plus-mile journeys fraught with harrowing danger--steep mountain ice, frozen tundra and the treacherous ice roads of the Arctic Ocean. It is man and his machine vs. nature and the wildest, roller coaster of an ice road in the world. Only the strong and lucky will survive. Hundreds of talented truckers have lost their lives trying to navigate this route, where one literally never knows what lies around the bend--from unexpected weather to dangerous whiteouts to treacherous terrain.

For the first time Ice Road Truckers reveals trucking isn’t just a job for the boys when Lisa Kelly joins as a new driver.  A beautiful tomboy and motocross-riding daredevil; Lisa is more than a match for the men and doesn’t let fear stand in her way when she’s on the road. 

Ice Road Truckers is a classic story of adventure, perseverance, human ingenuity and, most importantly, danger. Every day the truckers are taking their lives into their hands. One miscalculation of the road, bad weather or an unseen road hazard can mean the difference between life and death. No matter who the driver is, taking frozen roads north of the Arctic Circle is a unique and harrowing experience and even the most seasoned truckers will find themselves challenged by polar conditions, isolation and the lack of creature comforts.


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