Indian-origin Harpreet Chandi uploaded a live tracking map of her journey and also posted regular blogs of her travels in the snow-covered region.
Indian origin Harpreet Chandi
Harpreet Chandi, a 32-year-old Indian-origin officer and physiotherapist in the British Sikh Army, has created history by becoming a black woman to complete the difficult journey alone without support for the South Pole. Chandi, also known as ‘Polar Preet’, posted on her live blog on Monday at the end of her 40th day, pulling a sled with all her kit and from zero after traveling 700 miles (1,127 kilometres). Declared to make history while battling temperatures below 50 degrees Celsius and winds blowing at nearly 60 mph.
Harpreet wrote, ‘I have reached the South Pole, where it is snowing. There are many emotions going on in my mind right now. I knew nothing about the polar world three years ago and how real it feels to finally be here. It was tough to reach here and I want to thank everyone for their support. Chandy said, ‘This campaign was always more than me. I want to encourage people to push their limits and believe in themselves, and I want you to be able to do it without being labeled a rebel. I have been told no and told on many occasions ‘just do the normal thing’, but we make our own normal.’
First black woman to go solo in Antarctica
Indian-origin Harpreet uploaded a live tracking map of her journey and also posted regular blogs of her travels in the snow-covered region. Chandy said in the last entry of his blog, ‘Day 40-end. Harpreet has made history by becoming the first black woman to complete an expedition in Antarctica alone. He said, ‘You are capable of whatever you want. No matter where you are from or where you start, everyone starts somewhere. I do not just want to overcome these obstacles, but I want to eliminate them completely.’
Completed studies from Queen Mary University
As part of a medical regiment in the North West of England, Chandi’s primary role is to organize and validate training as a clinical training officer for doctors in the army. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Sports and Exercise at Queen Mary University in London. In her blog entry on Sunday, she wrote, “When I am at high altitude, it feels very cold. I haven’t seen anyone here in a long time and now I’m 15 nautical miles from the South Pole. I can’t believe I’m almost there.