It's the most perilous road in the world, a strip of ice 350 miles long built on frozen lakes connecting mining outposts in Northern Canada with civilisation. 10,000 loads, some weighting as much as 19 tonnes, will travel over the ice in an urgent race to provide critical supplies to the camps before the road melts. Ice Road Truckers follows the competition and camaraderie of 6 truckers over a 2 month season on the ice road, as they brave white-outs, thin ice and the deadly cold to perform one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. From the construction of this massive frozen highway to the risky final days when the road grows unreliable, Ice Road Truckers takes viewers on a thrilling ride. IRT Season 2. They are here for a new mission: to haul the heavy metal of natural gas drilling rigs not only on frozen rivers but also over the Arctic Ocean! In just three months they'll earn a year's salary but they'll have to endure one of the most perilous stretches of road anywhere in the world, where jack-knifing, breakdowns and frostbite are commonplace and any wrong move could see them sucked into the freezing water as the ice gives way beneath their wheels. Behind the Scenes. Fans of Ice Road Truckers are going to love this compilation. With nearly three hours of footage delivering all the extras straight from the ice roads of the arctic. With a little history to wet your appetite, we learn that the Ice Road pioneers were as crazy as the truckers of today! In the 80 winters since the Ice Road has been built almost 40 truckers have lost their lives to the frozen depths this is no job for the faint-hearted. We catch up with all the characters from season one and meet the new drivers of season two. Some familiar faces...Hugh the Polar Bear and Alex are back, Rick rookies of the Ocean Road. They are here to tackle a new frontier; it s a hostile, brutal and deadly environment...and that s on a good day. The phenomenon that was the Ice Road Truckers returns, but this year it s even deeper into the deep freeze. Behind the scenes season 1 and 2 features highlights Off the Ice Season 1/2 and never before seen footage.
Release Date: 09 November 2009
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification