Thursday, November 8, 2007

Ice Road Truckers: Starts Nov. 20th....

This is the story of six truckers who work two months a year delivering supplies and equipment to Canada's diamond mines near the Artic Circle. They set out from Yellowknife, Northern Territories, on a 350-mile road that is frozen for about eight weeks before melting back into lake water. Conditions are extermely dangerous and brutal-the ice can crack, whiteouts make driving impossible, there are days and nights of isolation, temperatures can dip to minus 60 degrees. The payoff for this extreme environment: big money for a short period of work. Top guys get about $35.000 to $40.000 (they get paid about $2,000 a load). This will be the second season of the ultimate reality show aired on the History Channel.

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