Axmen Season Two on the History Channel
The AX MEN are back, and they're bigger, badder and tougher than ever. The first ever non-fiction series about the treacherous life of Pacific Northwest timber cutters, premieres its second season Monday, March 2 at 10pm ET/PT on HISTORY(tm). Going deeper into the forest, high into the sky and even down into the sea, the new season follows two leading teams from last season along with three new companies, racing to fall the most timber during logging's most dangerous season.
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From the Unforgiving Landscape of the Pacific Northwest,
Comes the Second Season…
The AX MEN Are Back
Returning Monday, March 2 at 10PM ET/PT on HISTORY™
Battling Mother Nature by Air, Land and Sea on the Original Loggers Series
New York, NY, February , 2009– The AX MEN are back, and they’re bigger, badder and tougher than ever. The first ever non-fiction series about the treacherous life of Pacific Northwest timber cutters, premieres its second season Monday, March 2 at 10pm ET/PT on HISTORY™. Going deeper into the forest, high into the sky and even down into the sea, the new season follows two leading teams from last season along with three new companies, racing to fall the most timber during logging’s most dangerous season.
For more than a hundred years, larger than life characters, many of whom are members of logging families who 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. AX MEN tells the remarkable story, detailing the history of the logging industry and how technology has transformed life for today’s logger, while the struggle of man versus nature stays the same.
This season, AX MEN picks up with two of Oregon’s top logging companies from last year, J.M. Browning Logging of Astoria and Vernonia’s Pihl Logging. Adding to the competition are three newcomers, each bringing something different to the table. Rygaard Logging of Port Angeles, Washington, a fiery father-son team; R&R Conner Aviation of Conner, Montana, which utilizes helicopters to maximize its output; and S&S Aqua Logging of Aberdeen, Washington, a team of diving loggers who fish for timber in some of the Pacific Northwest’s most treacherous waters.
Over the course of twelve episodes, AX MEN will follow these five logging crews through a season of fighting mechanical failures, relentless weather and unpredictable terrain. We'll witness how loggers battle the elements, picking up where their fathers and grandfathers left off, to conquer America’s final frontier.
Danger is a full-time job, as these brave men put everything on the line each and every day to retrieve the timber with which we build our country. Snapped cables, runaway logs and razor-sharp chainsaws are just some of the dangers that threaten their lives daily. Even with new technology that should make the job easier, it all boils down to the toughness and perseverance of the logging crews. Anything and everything can and does go wrong. Not everyone will survive, but those who do will earn their place in a long line of men who call themselves “Ax Men.”
The five crews of AX MEN are:
On history.com, the AX MEN web site will feature videos on the new and existing loggers, logging technology and behind the scenes footage. The site will also include maps, photo galleries and fast facts on the logging frontiers.
Here are two videos:
AX MEN is produced for HISTORY by Original Productions. Executive producers for Original Productions are Thom Beers and Philip Segal. Executive producer for HISTORY is Dolores Gavin.
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