Forget Paul Bunyan, these are the real American Originals! Logging in the Pacific Northwest is the most hazardous job in America, twenty-six times riskier than the average U.S. job and over 50% more dangerous than #2, commercial fisher. Working the most remote, least accessible tracts under every condition imaginable, their bottom line is measured in trees felled and days survived.
In this thrilling, all-new series, THE HISTORY CHANNEL® brings you the day-to-day lives of dedicated Oregon loggers in intimate and thrilling detail. Modeled after the blockbuster Ice Road Truckers show, this new series takes you deeper into the lives of the men who lay it all on the line for their jobs. Filmed on location (at great risk to the film crew itself) entirely in High Definition, AX MEN breaks new ground in getting close to the action. You'll be ducking your head as logs swing by and wincing as entire trees crash onto the cameras!
Through the experiences of the veteran bosses and their crews, you'll know the ceaseless exhaustion, thrilling triumph and relief of living another day that can only be felt after a stretch "pulling wood" out of the hills. You'll learn the innumerable risks and great rewards awaiting the AX MEN.
Product Descriptionexplore The Past And Present Of The Rough-And-Tumble Logging Industry In The First Ever Nonfiction Series About The Treacherous Life Of Pacific Northwest Timber Cutters, Ax Men.For More Than A Hundred Years, Larger-Than-Life Characters, Many Of Whom Are Members Of Logging Families That Go Back To The Time When The West Was Being Settled, Have Spent Their Days Among Towering Trees And Powerful Machines And Their Nights In Outposts Far From The Comforts Of Civilization. Snapped Cables, Runaway Logs And Treacherous Machinery Are Among The Many Dangers That Threaten Their Lives And Safety Today. Follow Four Logging Crews Through A Season In The Remote Forests Of Northwest Oregon And See How, Plagued By Mechanical Failures, Relentless Weather And Violent And Unpredictable Terrain, These Men Risk Their Lives Every Day In A Constant Struggle Of Man Versus Nature.Disc 1: Man Vs. Mountain / Risk And Reward / Storm Season Strikes / The Big Hitdisc 2: Market Meltdown / Reversal Of Fortune / The Close Call / Loggers Under Firedisc 3: A Logger S Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Storm Of The Centurydisc 4: The Toughest Season / Picking Up The Pieces / The Final Haulspecial Features Additional Footage