(From Bristol Evening Post)
A young outdoor pursuits instructor has been preparing for an expedition to the Arctic - by dragging a homemade sled around Blaise Castle.
Philip de Beger, from Westbury-on-Trym, will embark on the 300-mile trek later this month.
The 21-year-old has been working on his fitness for the last six months, pulling a sled made from old tyres around the estate's paths and trails, accompanied by his cocker spaniel, Tessa.
But he has been forced to carry out his strange exercise after it gets dark, because he keeps getting stopped by bemused onlookers.
Mr de Beger said: "To get used to pulling a sled across the …