Snow and ice are a lot of fun, but also offer challenges, as we show you in three spectacular documentaries on board. In The Fourth Phase, snowboard legend Travis Rice and his colleagues travel from the US across the North Pacific to Russia – by snowboard and catamaran. Be amazed by breakneck descents and jumps from snow-capped peaks and enjoy scenery that will take your breath away.
When the snow falls, animals must be inventive to survive. The BBC documentary Earth’s Great Seasons: Winter shows deer on icy roads, stoats getting comfy in their own fur bedding and monkeys relaxing in a warm bath.
Ninety percent of the world’s ice is in the Antarctic. A one-and-a-half mile thick layer covers this southernmost continent, which was discovered less than 200 years ago. Round Planet: Penguins takes a look at the flightless aquatic birds that populate this inhospitable region. Impressively it depicts how the penguins survive in waters that are never warmer than zero degrees. And when the winter storms hit the land, they do it just like us: snuggle up against each other.
The Fourth Phase
Earth’s Great Seasons: Winter
Round Planet: Penguins