IRT Deadliest Roads

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  • 2010
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.4  (617)

IRT Deadliest Roads is an adrenaline-packed reality series from 2010 that follows three truck drivers on perilous journeys across some of the most treacherous roads in the world. The show is a spin-off of the hit series "Ice Road Truckers" and features veteran drivers Rick Yemm, Lisa Kelly, and Alex Debogorski. The drivers take on the toughest challenges of their careers as they tackle some of the deadliest roads in Bolivia, Peru, and India.

The show is set in some of the most remote and dangerous locations on the planet. The drivers are tasked with hauling some of the heaviest cargo and navigating through treacherous terrain. The show captures every heart-stopping moment as the drivers battle extreme weather conditions, unpredictable road hazards, and the intense pressure of delivering their cargo on time.

At the center of the show is the charismatic and seasoned driver, Rick Yemm. Yemm, a Canadian trucker with over 30 years of experience, leads the team in their epic journeys through the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, the Peruvian Yungas, and the Himalayas in India. He is joined by Lisa Kelly, a tough Alaskan woman who became a fan favorite on Ice Road Truckers, and Alex Debogorski, an experienced driver from Yellowknife, Canada.

As the drivers make their way through their respective regions, they encounter a host of challenges that test their limits. From narrow dirt roads with sheer cliffs to hairpin turns, unstable bridges, and crowded market streets, the drivers need to bring their A-game to conquer the road. Along the way, they have to brave treacherous weather conditions, including blinding rain, snow, and ice.

The show also gives a glimpse into the unique cultures of the regions the drivers pass through. They meet locals who share their stories of life on the road and the cultural significance of the routes. The drivers are welcomed into communities and even participate in local events, giving viewers a glimpse into everyday life in remote parts of the world.

The tension and drama in each episode are heightened by the fact that the truckers have limited time to make their deliveries. They are racing against the clock, and if they fail to complete their journeys in time, they risk losing everything. The drivers' determination and willpower are put to the test as they battle with each other and the road in their quest to make their deadlines.

One of the standout features of IRT Deadliest Roads is the extraordinary cinematography that captures the stunning beauty and danger of the regions. The camera work is masterful in its ability to convey the sheer scale and danger of the obstacles the drivers face. The show is shot in a way that puts viewers in the driver's seat, and it's impossible not to feel like you're part of the action.

Christian Rodska delivers a superb narration in each episode, providing context and insight into the drivers' journeys. His delivery is compelling and adds to the sense of adventure and excitement that permeates the show.

In summary, IRT Deadliest Roads is a thrilling adventure that takes viewers on a breathtaking journey through some of the most dangerous roads in the world. The show provides an intimate look at the extreme challenges truck drivers face in bringing vital goods to remote regions. With its stunning cinematography, captivating narration, and gripping storytelling, it's no wonder that the show became an instant hit with audiences worldwide.

IRT Deadliest Roads is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 2010.

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Bull Run
13. Bull Run
December 18, 2011
On their last runs in Peru, all three trucking teams must deliver loads to a large, local festival, high into the Andes. Lisa and G.W. haul a load of bulls, some of which have G.W. running and diving out the bulls horns' reach.
12. Landslide!
December 11, 2011
The rookie team of Tino Rodriguez and Tim Zickuhr take on a dangerous job when they haul barrels of gasoline over roads wired with dynamite. Lisa and G.W. have to cross treacherous, decaying bridges to reach their destination. Meanwhile, Hugh races the clock--transporting a truck full of perishable, frozen fish.
King of the Road
11. King of the Road
December 4, 2011
The truckers take on the Peruvian Andes with their most fragile loads yet. G.W. and Lisa tackle "Dead Nun Canyon" with a load of dinosaurs too tall for the tiny tunnels. Meanwhile, Rookies Tim and Tino challenge veteran Hugh Rowland for his self-proclaimed "King of the Road" title.
Dead Man's Canyon
10. Dead Man's Canyon
November 27, 2011
Hugh Rowland goes on an old donkey trail with some dynamite on his almost impossible climb into the Andes.
The Hangover
9. The Hangover
November 20, 2011
Lisa Kelly and G. W. go on the same road that almost got the best of G. W. the day before. Now with Lisa behind the wheel and a heavier load, the mountain is rigged with dynamite and ready to explode.
Desert Disaster
8. Desert Disaster
November 13, 2011
The three teams of truckers exit Bolivia and head for Peru's deadly Andes Mountains passageways. Lisa Kelly finally hands the reins over to G.W. Boles, and he's ready to prove he's got what it takes on some of the worst roads on the planet.
Oxygen Required
7. Oxygen Required
November 6, 2011
The three teams are entertained when Tim Zickuhr and G.W. Boles enter the Bolivian Cholita Wrestling ring. On the road, Tino and Tim must use their emergency oxygen tank.
The Flattest Place on Earth
6. The Flattest Place on Earth
October 30, 2011
Lisa and G.W. take a load of live animals over the world's largest salt flat.
Death Race
5. Death Race
October 23, 2011
The rookie team are out to prove they can drive along with the veterans and challenge trucker Hugh Rowland to a race down the Death Road.
The Replacement Trucker
4. The Replacement Trucker
October 16, 2011
Trucker Lisa Kelly introduces her new partner, G.W. Boles, to the deadly roads. Hugh Rowland is still driving solo and doing the best he can. Tim Zickuhr, along with spotter Tino Rodriguez, takes on the Death Road hoping to keep their oversized-load from falling off the truck.
Lisa vs. The Devil's Bridge
3. Lisa vs. The Devil's Bridge
October 9, 2011
After two veteran truckers surrender and head home, Hugh Rowland and Lisa Kelly are forced to take on the Death Road without spotters. Lisa moves to the Southern Death Road and faces her biggest challenge so far, being alone. Tim and Tino are the rookie team and end up navigating treacherous cliffs as well as tight fits in town.
Rise of the Rookies
2. Rise of the Rookies
October 2, 2011
Dave and Lisa have a malfunctioning truck. Hugh and Rick battle the international language barrier and the muddy roads.
The Death Road
1. The Death Road
September 25, 2011
The testing ground for three teams of truckers, including veterans and two rookies, are on the roads of the Andes Mountains in South America. They tackle a thoroughfare called "the Death Road."
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IRT Deadliest Roads is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch IRT Deadliest Roads on demand at Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Sling, Google Play and Hoopla.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (617)