GP Barbara King is no stranger to new challenges but her decision to take part in a skiing marathon has tested her more than most.

Barbara King from Collingbourne Kingston, near Marlborough, has completed a 26.2 mile back country ski tin Sweden to raise money the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

She endured subarctic conditions as she spent two days on trails in the Abisko National Park staying in mountain huts with no electricity and temperatures as low as minus 28 degrees.

She was part of team who took on the challenge and afterwards they celebrated in the Ice Hotel wearing the charity's trademark decorated bras with special Arctic inspired designs.

Ms King said: “I have walked with Walk the Walk on different events since 2015. This year I wanted a new challenge that would test me mentally and physically - what better way to start 2019 than skiing 26 miles on skis I'd not used before, in an environment I'd never experienced.

" My training consisted of long walks across Salisbury Plain, and along the Kennet and Avon canal, accompanied by my Labrador. Nothing however can prepare you for the sheer beauty and extreme temperatures of northern Sweden.

"In my work as a local GP, I see almost every day the effects a diagnosis of cancer has on both an individual and their family. Raising money for Walk the Walk to enable them to continue their fight against breast cancer is a privilege."

The Moon Walk London is on May 11.