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British Sikh Army officer Captain Preet Chandi completes a solo expedition in Antarctica.

British Sikh Army officer from Derby, Captain Preet Chandi just made history becoming the first woman of colour to complete a solo expedition in Antarctica. She completed the 700 miles in just 40 days!

Preet in the South Pole
Captain Preet Chandi aka @polarpreet in instagram

Preet packing her gear for the trip

Preet from Derby had been blogging her trek daily and on day 40 she wrote “Hello everyone, checking in from day 40. I made it to the South Pole where its snowing. Feeling so many emotions right now. I knew nothing about the polar world three years ago and it feels so surreal to finally be here. It was tough getting here and I want to thank everybody for their support.

Preet packing her food for the trip

This expedition was always about so much more than me. I want to encourage people to push their boundaries and to believe in themselves, and I want you to be able to do it without being labelled a rebel. I have been told no on many occasions and told to “just do the normal thing”, but we create our own normal. You are capable of anything you want. No-matter where you are from or where your start line is, everybody starts somewhere.

So I’m on day 1. I cant believe I’m finally on the ice and I have started the expedition.

The Twin Otter (plane) dropped me off around 4pm and I just did a few hours today. I weighed my Pulk just before leaving and its 87kg. Conditions were windy but visibility was good today.

I dont want to just break the glass ceiling, I want to smash it into a million pieces.
Whos with me?