When weather caused havoc across the UK, some hardy souls embraced the cold by going for a (quick) dip.
One brave swimmer is taking a dip a day throughout December in the rivers of Surrey and Berkshire, and finding ‘the nip of the water and the zing of a swim is quite addictive’
Red dunes turn white as record snowfall blankets desert near town of Aïn Séfra in Algeria
Fatbiking is booming, with more and more ski resorts introducing the sport, including Tahoe Donner in the Sierra Nevada where our writer tries it out
At Icehotel 365, which opens this week in Swedish Lapland, guests are surrounded by frozen art, can climb an ice staircase to a ‘floating’ bed and sleep at a cool -5C year round
For those who love a snowy mountain but aren’t keen on strapping planks to their feet, Sam Haddad picks exciting winter activities, from ice karts to dog sleds