IRT: Deadliest Roads, Season 1, Episode 6 aired on History Channel Sunday night, which saw Lisa Kelly and the other drivers brave the high Rohtang Pass. It’s opened just part of the year, and full of traffic escaping the heatwave in lower elevations. Season 1, Episode 6 of IRT: Deadliest Roads saw more sacred freight being hauled by one driver. Another driver experienced mechanical problems during the high stress job.
Lisa Kelly Experiences Mechanical Trouble on IRT: Deadliest Roads, Season 1, Episode 6
Lisa Kelly has ten tons of cement to take through the Rohtang Pass. The reality show’s “fantasy girl” initially leads the way, and has to deal with yet more jammed roads, so jammed she’s at the edge of the cliff without any margin for error at one point. But she encounters more problems when a leaf spring under the truck fails, making Lisa Kelly go slower. But she finally makes her destination to the remote venue at over 10,000 feet above sea level. This elevation gives her a headache and nausea.
Another Sacred Statue is Hauled on IRT: Deadliest Roads, Season 1, Episode 6
Rick Yemm has to transport a statue of a sitting Buddha, sacred scrolls and other religious artifacts through the Rohtang Pass, where the weather is unpredictable. He commits to not losing his temper so badly while delivering the religious artifacts even though he has to drive through crappy traffic. His “inner peace” is tested when spotter Abdul takes a bar to a rock that’s between two of his tires, but luckily the tire doesn’t pop. Rick yells at Abdul for not seeking a better way to do the job on Season 1, Episode 6 of IRT: Deadliest Roads. The roads get so bumpy that he lets Dave, initially behind him, pass with his less sacred load. Yemm must cross over another narrow and questionably sound bridge, but makes it to the monastery with the goods in tact.
Dave Redmon has ten tons of rations to take over the Rohtang Pass, but he gets angry at being in gridlock, and even screams out “You got something for me?” in anger at one vehicle load of people and is constantly bitching all the way on this trip. He encounters a creek running on the roadway, but he makes the destination first.
Season 1, Episode 6 of this program ends with the trio taking a break and contemplating the whys of their choices to do this job as snowfall approaches. For recaps of IRT: Deadliest Roads, Episode 1 is here; 2 here; 4 here; 5 here
“Thin Air”, IRT: Deadliest Roads, November 7, 2010, History Channel