Ax Men

Man vs. Mountain

  • Season 1
  • , Episode 1  | 
  • Aired: 3/9/2008
    • Length: 45:04
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

It has been called North America's most dangerous job - the remote logging camps of the Pacific Northwest. From individual loggers working with saws and axes to high powered mega-mills, today's lumber industry is a fusion of ancient tradition and modern technology. Over the course of two months, this series will follow a season of a team of logging camps located in the remote, isolated forests of northwest Oregon. The evolution in technology - from simplistic cutting tools, to dangerous, highly complex cutting machines, will also be examined. For over a hundred years, larger than life characters, many of whom are members of logging families that go back generations, have spent their days among the towering trees and powerful machines, and their nights in an outpost far from the comforts of civilization. From the actual cutting to the processing of the wood at the mills, we'll see how an elite group of loggers battles the elements - and each other - to race against the clock and earn as much money as they can before the season ends.

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