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|Actors:||Gord Closson, Jim Keys, Robyn Robson, Wayne Cleaver|
This is a high-octane, dangerous job only for the fit and fool hardy. Each year a team of Heli-loggers work Vancouver Island against time constraints, extreme terrain, extreme weather conditions and grizzly bears.
This summer they will harvest up to 4000 pieces of high-grade wood and the only way this can be done is by heli-logging using a $15,000 per hour Chinook Helicopter as they work old-growth forest, working strictly within sustainable forestry practice guidelines of the Canadian government.
Mistakes could bankrupt the business and cost lives and limbs of the crew. The crew of larger than life characters - all brawn with some brain but lots of skill - they live together in a remote, floating barge camp. The landscape is stunningly beautiful, but the living conditions are not.