They are two constants of the human experience: the need to seek out a higher, farther, steeper place…and, having found it, the need to go there. From earliest man, who crossed the Bering Land Bridge, to Lewis and Clark, who, according to scientists of their time, risked facing wooly mammoths as they made their way westward, humankind pushes onward to the next destination.
And, once there, you will need supplies. That’s where Hugh Rowland comes in.
On Sunday’s Outlook Portland (Sunday at 6:30am, on NW32 TV), we’ll be joined in studio by Hugh Rowland, a man who drives 80,000-pound trucks across roads made solely of ice…just feet (or inches) above swirling, black water, as he and his colleagues do everything but challenge almighty nature to a fistfight.
These exploits are chronicled on Ice Road Truckers, now beginning its fourth season on History, and in Hugh Rowland’s new book On Thin Ice: Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World’s Deadliest Roads. We’ll also talk about Freightliners, timberwork, and the quintessentially Northwestern attitude that permeates many of the world’s most dangerous jobs.
Hugh Rowland — this Sunday on Outlook Portland.
The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: Magic: The Gathering‘s Thornscape Battlemage.
Outlook Portland, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Melrose, and Rick Emerson.
NEXT WEEK: Portland author, poet, and founder/editor of Burnside Review, Sid Miller.