27 December 2011 9:18 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Despite the lack of snow and the unseasonably warm weather in NYC, winter officially arrived last week. With colder weather in the forecast for the next few months, 2011's final Indiewire-curation of Hulu's Documentaries page celebrates the new season with a varied selection of cold weather programming. While not necessarily tied to winter, Mt Everest's status as the world's highest mountain makes it a snowy spot. 1953's "The Conquest of Everest," an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, captures the danger and grandeur of attempting the ascent of the imposing Himalayan peak. "From Freezer to Furnace" covers the extremes of hot and cold. This science doc explores the coldest and hottest inhabited areas of the world, and how and why individuals choose to live there - from Siberia to Death Valley. A group of artists and scientists make their own expedition to a place of extreme cold in "Burning Ice." David. »

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