Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads

Series 2 - Episode 1: El Camino de la Muerte

Lisa Kelly

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Having cut their teeth in Alaska, then conquered the Himalayas, the Ice Road Truckers now face a new challenge: South America.

Six drivers, accustomed to the wildwinters of America’s largest state, test their mettle on the dangerous roads that traverse the Andes. Working in pairs, the drivers have to haul loads along some of the most dangerous roads on the planet. Old hands Hugh Rowland and Rick Yemm make up one pair, series regular Lisa Kelly teams up with Dave Redmon and newcomers Tim Zickuhr and Agustin 'Tino' Rodriguez make up the final team.

Hugh and Rick’s first load is made up of nearly 20 tonnes of concrete pillars that have to be transported from Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, to help rebuild the flood-stricken town of Rurrenabaque in the Amazon lowlands. This involves tackling the most notorious sections of one of Bolivia’s most dangerous roads, the North Yungas Road or 'El Camino de la Muerte'. With overhanging rocks, hairpin bends and narrow ledges cut into the side of the mountains to navigate, 'The Death Road' claims around 300 lives every year.

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Comments (18)

  • Demand_FIVE

    almost 2 years ago

    Demand_FIVE

    Due to a technical problem this episode isn’t available on Demand 5 yet. It should be fixed later this evening. Apologies to all those eager to see it.

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  • Steve

    almost 2 years ago

    Steve

    Technical issues were never fixed so I never got to see this - the program was unplayable Now the time has expired so I have to try and pick up from Episode 2 if that works Very disappointing that, despite all the adverse comments and reported issues, it was never resolved and now, never seen.

  • Steve

    almost 2 years ago

    Steve

    Still not working on the evening of 11 July - only two days availability left apparently but no chance to ahve seen it - just keeps freezing and jumping - totally unwatchable. The into adverts seem to work fine though !

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  • A

    almost 2 years ago

    A

    Still not working yet

  • B

    almost 2 years ago

    B

    sort this out channel 5 keeps freezing

  • Pigdog

    almost 2 years ago

    Pigdog

    3 days ago you said it would work and it still isn't today! whats going on

  • a

    almost 2 years ago

    a

    still playing up ty 5 times to watch it keeps freezin

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  • james

    almost 2 years ago

    james

    hi,this is not working with me

  • j

    almost 2 years ago

    j

    it is working give it a chance to load up

  • jon

    almost 2 years ago

    jon

    still not fixed? thats a shame...

  • d

    almost 2 years ago

    d

    i see u have taken the message of that i put on the modertor is so quick to take it of so y do u do some thing about it and show us irt

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  • g

    almost 2 years ago

    g

    is there any one there

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