Deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, rugged men make their living doing one of the deadliest jobs in the world... logging. Their mission is to retrieve timber perched on mountainsides too steep to access with machines, but it's no easy task.Plagued by mechanical failures, relentless weather and unpredictable terrain, these brave men risk their lives retrieving the timber supply for the U.S.
Meet four companies trying to survive each day: Pihl Logging - a rag-tag group of loggers based in Vernonia, Oregon; Gustafson Logging - a close-knit crew working one of the most dangerous jobs in the region; J.M. Browning - the best of the best; and Stump Branch Logging - the young guns with a lot to prove. These are the Ax Men.