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Olly Burn: Leysin (detail)

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Photography: Olly Burn’s snowy Swiss series makes him king of the mountains

With the Winter Olympics in full flow over in Sochi, lots of us are clambering onto bandwagons, espousing our love of sports we hadn’t even heard of until a couple of weeks ago. But for some people the thrill of hurtling down something covered in snow or ice is nothing new, and photographer Olly Burn is one such convert. On a recent trip to Leysin in Switzerland he shot these beautiful images which capture both the majesty of the surroundings and the speed, skill and intensity of mountain sports. Get me to a chairlift, stat!

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Olly Burn: Leysin (detail)

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Olly Burn: Leysin (detail)

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Olly Burn: Leysin (detail)

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Olly Burn: Leysin (detail)

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Olly Burn: Leysin (detail)

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Olly Burn: Leysin (detail)