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    Sonal Shridhar Shinde in News

    21-Jan-2023 05:13 AM


    Captain Harpreet Chandi, British Sikh Trekker, Sets New Polar Expedition World Record

    A British Sikh Army officer and physiotherapist has set a new world record for the longest solo, unsupported, and unassisted polar expedition by a woman.
    Captain Harpreet Chandi, known as Polar Preet having already completed a trekking challenge to become the first Indian-origin woman to set the record of a solo unsupported trek to the South Pole, traveled 1,397 km across Antarctica in temperatures as cold as minus 50 degrees Celsius.
    I didn't let myself stop earlier though because I wanted to get the miles in,” she said.
    The 33-year-old from Derby in eastern England, working at a regional rehabilitation unit in Buckinghamshire, has been pulling a sled with all her kit and battling below-freezing temperatures on her new adventure since November 2022.
    And finally hearing my niece say it's the most amazing thing she has seen anyone do in her entire life and it's even more amazing because it's her phuwa (auntie) doing it.