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Marvel At Simon Beck's Awesome High-Alpine Snow Art

All photos courtesy of Simon Beck

Part artist, part engineer, Simon Beck has spent the past ten years carving intricate patterns into the snow using only a pair of snowshoes and some damn good marino wool. He's also just released a drool worthy new book that details his incredible creations, most of which were done in the Alps. According to a recent Guardian article, each crop circle-like drawing takes up to 11 hours to create and requires him to travel up to 25 miles to mark out the pattern. An Oxford University graduate who also works as a freelance orienteering mapmaker, Beck calls his art "map-making in reverse" and simply put, it's beautiful.

· Simon Beck Snow Art [Official Site]
· Simon Beck's astonishing landscape and snow art illustrates the cold beauty of mathematics – in pictures [Guardian]
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