The contestants have to use the grab-bars provided to lift themselves over the sweepers, which spin faster and higher in random sections of every rotation.
The seven contestants who are first to fall are eliminated; the rest move on to the next round - Winter Blunderland.
If any contestants falls into the water they must go to any unoccupied podium, climb and attempt it again.
Contestants do not have to attempt to reach the mountain on every rotation of the arm.
Total Wipeout (also known in other countries as Wipeout UK) is a British game show, hosted by Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram, which first aired on 3 January 2009.
Each week, 20 contestants competed in a series of challenges in an attempt to win £10,000.
Total Wipeout was hosted by Richard Hammond, who commentates as the contestants attempt to complete the challenges.
He is also seen in a studio to provide certain links within the show.
Total Wipeout was a licensed version of Wipeout, the Endemol show that originated in the United States in 2008, with the name slightly altered to avoid confusion with the BBC version of the earlier game show of the same name.
After the fourth and final round the fastest of the remaining three competitors around the course wins the game and the cash prize.
The eliminated contestants can be seen sitting at the side during later challenges.
The Dreadmill was only used once, in episode 7 of Series 3, but both obstacles were used more equally in the second series.
Dizzy Dummies involves two rounds with one contestant being eliminated in each round.