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On Thin Ice: Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World's Deadliest Roads

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Every year, a fleet of truckers travels beyond the northern equatorial line to the Arctic Circle, battling subzero temperatures and perilous conditions. Though treacherous, it is a region heavily endowed with natural resources. Locating this abundance of natural gas, conflict-free diamonds, and gold is relatively easy; extracting and transporting these goods is another matter entirely. The elite truckers chosen to deliver materials vital to these efforts spend two months traveling distances greater than Western Europe on naturally formed roads of ice that is only sixteen inches thick.

It is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

For more than twenty years, Hugh Rowland has survived the ice roads like none other. Each year when the temperature plummets, Rowland leaves his family in Vancouver, Canada, to drive 1,900 miles to Yellowknife, where he will begin his odyssey. Facing the threat of perilous avalanches, hundred-foot cliffs, and the ever-present danger of cracking through the ice, Hugh must push himself to the limit. The payoff is sweet, but Rowland isn’t in it just for the money; he is driven by the camaraderie, the call to adventure, and the chance to battle the odds year after year.

From the first snowstorm to the final thaw, On Thin Ice traces the history of ice road trucking, chronicles Rowland's preparation for the trek, and follows him through his perilous journey along the infamous ice roads. Take a ride with Rowland as he recounts tales of epic breakdowns and breathtaking heroism that are just a daily part of the job. In this classic battle of man and machine versus cruelest nature, only the strong will survive to see their payday, their families, and the chance to do it all over again . . . on thin ice.

About the Author

Hugh Rowland is a burly, bearded, hard-living man who blows methyl hydrate into his own brake and fuel lines, and welcomes whiteout storms as breaks from boredom. A trucker with more than thirty years of experience, he runs a successful excavation business in British Columbia and is the leading president of the Ice Road Trucker Foundation. He has been married for nearly thirty years to his childhood sweetheart, Dianne, and has three daughters, Karly, Chandra, and Candace, and two grandchildren.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401323684
Subtitle:
Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World's Deadliest Roads
Author:
Hugh Rowland and Michael Lent
With:
Lent, Michael
Author:
Lent, Michael
Author:
Rowland, Hugh
Publisher:
Hyperion
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Rowland, Hugh
Subject:
Truck drivers - Canada
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Industries - Transportation
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Biography/Business
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100608
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 16.8 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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