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Brace For The Cold, Australia: Cold Fronts To Blast The Nation This Weekend

Get your big coats, scarves and gloves, Australia: this weekend is set to be a chilly one according to the Bureau Of Meteorology. Think zero degrees in parts of New South Wales and Victoria.


Lukla Endeavour Hands-On: An Aerogel Jacket That Doesn't Overheat

The first time I held a piece of aerogel was one of those reality-bending experiences that reorganizes the molecule of your brain a little. It was a block about the size of a Rubix Cube, it looked like a faint wisp of cloud, and it weighed nothing. Not literally nothing — but so little that my body could not perceive its weight at all. So when I had the chance to test a jacket filled with the stuff, I jumped.


How To Keep Your Dog Safe And Warm This Winter

You wouldn’t venture nearly naked into the frozen wastes of your neighbourhood during the dead of winter just to use the outhouse, so why do you expect your dog to? Here are the tips and tech you’ll need to keep your little buddy unfrozen until the thaw comes.


How To Gain Traction When You're Running Or Walking On Snow And Ice

Even though winter conditions in Australia are nowhere near as tough as some places in the northern hemisphere, the technology exists to utterly eliminate poor-traction in any weather. You can either add it (affordably!) to your existing boots or shoes or buy a dedicated pair and it will help whether you’re just walking to work or want to keep training no matter the weather.


Watch A Rabbit Artfully Hop And Jump Around Inside An Avalanche

Video: I don’t know what compelled this white rabbit to pop out of nowhere and run straight into the avalanche and start hopping away, but I can use my human brain to come up with rabbit reasons. I only see three options: it sees the collapsing snow as a giant mate orgy, it thinks jumping around inside an avalanche is fun like how we see surfing waves, or it’s just a rabbit seeing the world collapse and just jumping for his life. Either way, it’s pretty impressive hopping.


Video: The Stunning Still Beauty Of Antarctica

I think heaven on Earth is Antarctica. Or at least, that’s what it looks like to me. It’s so peaceful and serene and beautiful and pure that it looks like an untouched world. Kalle Ljung filmed this view of Antarctica over a 20-day trip and it’s just gorgeous shot after gorgeous shot. The white is so lovely.


We Tested Waterproof Down By Jumping In A Frozen Lake

Down is the most effective, commonly available insulator known to man. So long as you keep it dry. But new hydrophobic down coatings promise to retain its warmth when wet. We tested that claim by cutting a hole in a frozen lake and jumping through it.


How To Survive An Avalanche

Want to have fun in the snow outside a ski resort? Then avalanches are going to be a huge risk. Thirty-five people were killed by them in the US last winter alone. But, with a little preparation, a few gadgets and some basic knowhow, they can be survivable.


Climbing Quebec's Frozen Waterfalls

Did you know that Quebec City has a waterfall that’s taller than Niagara? And did you know it freezes over every winter? And did you know you could climb it when it does? We just did that and here’s how you can too.


I Climbed The Windiest Mountain In The World, In Winter

The windiest mountain in the world isn’t in some far flung place, it’s in New Hampshire. Mt Washington’s winds can top 320km/h and its temperatures fall as low as -44C. During one of the coldest Februarys on record, we decided to climb it, along with the six other peaks that make up the Presidentials.


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