Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads

Series 2 - Episode 12: Landslide

Episode 12: Landslide

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Its Peruvian adventures this week with GW and Lisa having their bubble burst twice by falling rocks and Tim and Tino taking a trailer full of petrol through a blast zone, while Hugh has a race on his hands to deliver fish while they are still frozen.

“Tino, you having fun?” asks Tim as the rookies head over the 16,500-feet-high Punta Olimpica Pass towards a construction site in the town of Huallin, carrying 30 barrels of gasoline. As the number of hairpin bends increase in the final stages of the climb, Tim says, “The last thing we want is one of these barrels to fall over. You know, if the gas leaks on any part of the truck bed or the exhaust, or anything all it takes is a little spark and we’re going to be great balls of fire.”

To make the trip even more interesting there are some works being done to the road, “We’re just coming up on a part where they’re going to be blowing up some dynamite to make the road wider, so I’m going a little fast because I’m trying to get through there,” Tino explains.

Lisa and GW are hauling ten tons of rice up Dead Nun Canyon to the town of Huaraz. GW is at the wheel and fretting about a particularly precarious bridge. “Give yourself a little bit of distance from me, in case I have to floor it, but keep me out of the holes,” he explains to Lisa who is guiding him across. “These boards are very loose. Some of them are not even really nailed down, they just have them lying across the top.” “Trust me, trust me…” she replies. Their biggest concern on the trip is going to be the flint-like rocks that continually cascade down the mountain, littering the road and causing them two punctures within five minutes. They have two spare tyres, but they are both flat…

In the port of Chimbote, Hugh ‘the Polar Bear’ Rowland is being loaded with a trailer full of fresh fish. “Our mission today is to keep the fish fresh. If the ice melts then we know damn well that we didn’t make it on time,” he explains of his mission.

Hugh’s plan to get the fish delivered on time is a risky one – take a short cut. “We got 240km to go and now we’re under the gun again to get there. So, we’ll have to take an alternate route here. That mountain over there to the right of me, that’s where we’re actually headed,” he says before cutting his own path. “I don’t think anybody’s been down this road. I just hope that I’m not the last one.” A sign post proves to be more of a hindrance than a help for Hugh, so he decides to run over it rather than turn round, but soon he rues the lack of signs.

“Coming up to a fork in the road, I don’t know which one I got to take. I’ll just head out down here,” he says. Will T ’n’ T go boom? Will Lisa and GW be deflated for long? And will Hugh follow the right path?

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Comments (19)

  • andy

    over 1 year ago


    Its worked fine for me on my laptop even in full screen. Maybe because i'm using wired rather than wifi. Its been a good series hope there's more next year.

  • Peter

    over 1 year ago


    This is the best series on the bad player

  • Ross

    over 1 year ago



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  • BJ Steph

    over 1 year ago

    BJ Steph

    Ran OK but only on a smaller screen - NO ADVERTS throughout. I am able to post on this but not the CSI comments - I wonder why????

  • Jayvek

    over 1 year ago


    Watch this was like watching stop animation, only with plenty of stop and hardly any animation

  • p whiston

    over 1 year ago

    p whiston

    not played now for 2 weeks crap Still saying that it can't play this protected content at this time. Please let me know when fixed

  • p whiston

    over 1 year ago

    p whiston

    peter Still saying that it can't play this protected content at this time. Please let me know when fixed

  • Andy

    over 1 year ago


    Only ads at the start.. played to the end no other ads.. full screen fine... it's my lucky

  • caro

    over 1 year ago


    Blocked for android tablets... :/

  • none of your business

    over 1 year ago

    none of your business

    Channel 5 don't give a toss whether you watch the programme or not, they don't care if it freezes...Thy're only interested in the advertisers money. The advertisers love that fact that it freezes because when you refresh it you have to watch their crappy advert again and again and again..Wouldn't shock to me to find out its actually set up to do this....

  • G Birch

    over 1 year ago

    G Birch

    GB Takes 2 hours to watch 1 hour video useless. adverts in HD and dont stop why ? Good job only one more episode to try and watch.

  • Mike

    over 1 year ago


    This ran terrible in full screen and was stopping all the time, I had go into the smaller screen so it would run. Ive been watching stuff on fives catch up service for years and its never been without one problem or another. I love five and they have some great documentaries but when will they sort out the problems on five od ? Its about time they gave there IT department a kick up the ass, it has to be the worst catch up service for problems. Oh and ps get rid of them stupid security questions when you want to post :( grrrrrrrr

  • E J

    over 1 year ago

    E J

    This is useless, unable to watch because it stops. Always get the adverts though channel 5

  • Louise

    over 1 year ago


    ran ok but on a smaller screen

  • Giles

    over 1 year ago


    Still saying that it can't play this protected content at this time. Please let me know when fixed

  • Robyn

    over 1 year ago


    this player is unable to play this protected content at this time..... and you press ok and 3 seconds later the same error pops up.

  • mel

    over 1 year ago


    ran ok with ads but didn't try full screen

  • stephengob

    over 1 year ago


    this is the best series on the bads player