Amputee to conquer Antarctic Peninsula

William Pike climbing in the Remarkables Conservation Area, Otago, while training for Antarctica.

William Pike lost his leg in a mountaineering accident a decade ago, he will join three others in Antarctica this month.

Off to icy Antarctica

Isobel Ewing gets in some practice on Mt Cook.

She's climbed Mt Taranaki, and now she's heading for Mt Scott, in Antarctica.

Sahara Desert covered in snow video

Snow has not fallen in Ain Sefra since February 18, 1979.

Sand dunes become ski slopes after freak weather leaves desert blanketed by one metre of snow.

Skiing in the summer? video

Mt Ruapehu received a surprising amount of mid-summer snowfall on Thursday night.

Our messy summer has sprung another surprise - snow. "A lot of people have come out to have a play" on the ski fields.

Picture-perfect places for snow video

Paris is beautiful in the snow.

Missing a white Christmas? Live vicariously through this footage of stunning winter wonderlands.

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