Most of you all know about my obsession with The Deadliest Catch on The Discovery Channel. Well, this year, The History Channel put out a show that rivals The Catch. It took a few episodes for me to fall in love with it and given the choice, crab fishing would STILL be my favorite, but I admire the hell out of these guys.
Thirteen Reasons I Love ICE ROAD TRUCKERS
1. It’s another “Deadliest Job”
The courage it takes to take a big rig truck and drive over a frozen lake astounds me. In some of the episodes, you could hear the cracking of the ice as the men drove over it. And the loads they had to carry!!!! Absolutely amazing.
He’s my favorite with his eleven kids and big, booming laugh. LOVE him.
What a sweetie and his little baby is adorable. Plus, he’s GOOD at driving the ice roads.
It’s almost like he grew up in front of the cameras. It was cool to see him really stretch himself on the Ice Roads.
Yeah, this cussing, abrasive jerk is actually entertaining to watch. It doesn’t surprise me that only one of the four drivers he had running the ice roads was left by the end. He’d drive me to go home too.
6. The Elements
A lake of frozen water with roads on it. Who came up with this idea? You’ll hear How Cold it is
on the show a lot. It’s amazing that those drivers are able to do ANYTHING.
7. The Photography
Some of the ways the cameramen were able to pull this show off is pretty amazing. There’s a video on The Shots they got.
8. The Dash For The Cash
It’s all about the load count
Just like on The Deadliest Catch, it’s all about the amount of crab caught. These guys are risking their lives for a good chunk of change.
9. The Setting
This is a wilderness part of Canada and it’s beautiful in its own way
10. Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend
The section of ice roads that the show focuses on is the one that services three diamond mines. They’re inaccessible the rest of the year and have to get ALL their supplies in the 90 days that the lakes are frozen over.
11. The Kids Love It
My kids adore the trucks and the ice roads. They let me watch this one and we all watch it as a family.
12. The Drama
No one was more surprised than I was at the end of the season to see which of the six drivers was still standing. If I’d have taken bets, I’d have lost.
13. The History
There are people out there every day that do jobs just like this. They risk their lives to get coal, catch fish, or supply diamond mines in Canada. It’s just nice to give them their due.