Mines in northern Canada operate all year round and the most cost-effective way to get necessities to workers is by truck.
But the weather conditions can be brutal. Drivers are met with temperatures of up to -50 degrees Celsius, making hypothermia a very real threat. They also have to navigate over frozen water, such as lakes and rivers, to reach their destination – some drivers have even heard the ice cracking under them!
The trick is to stay on the move at a slow speed. Ice can hold a 100,000-pound truck when it is moving, yet only around 60,000 pounds of weight when the truck is stationary. If the vehicle stops, it could spell serious danger for the driver and truck’s contents.