The roads were covered with ice, and most folks in Swanage, Dorset, UK, knew that it would be useless to try to drive up this fairly steep hill. So they walked instead. Or tried to. It's a case of one step forward and ten steps back. They should have worn their Yaktrax on that day. At least they aren't rolling a rock uphill, like Sisyphus.
Paul Dubbelman, the guy recording the video is obviously warm and dry in his home upstairs, and feels free to laugh at their misery. His description is "The Swanage ice dancing team getting in some practise for the next winter Olympics". Since most of it is silent, here's a recommended soundtrack. -via Boing Boing