Captain Harpreet Chandi Singh Reaches South Pole

Polar Preet, an Indian-origin British Sikh Military officer, and physiotherapist have created history by being the first woman of color to make a solo unsupported walk to the South Pole.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Jan 07, 2022 05:35:38 pm

07 January 2022 Current Affairs:Polar Preet, an Indian-origin British Sikh Military officer, and physiotherapist have created history by being the first woman of color to make a solo unsupported walk to the South Pole. 

Highlights:
  • After trekking 700 miles (1,127 kilometers) while towing a pulk or sled with all of her gear and braving conditions of minus 50 degrees Celsius and wind speeds of over 60 mph, Capt. Chandi proclaimed her record-breaking achievement at the conclusion of Day 40. 
  • As Clinical Training Officer for a Medical Brigade in the northwest of England, Capt. Chandi's primary responsibility is to organize and validate training for Army medics.
  • She is currently based in London, where she is pursuing a part-time master's degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary's University. 
  • She has been dragging around two large tires for her polar coaching as a substitute for the heavy sled she has been trying to drag along in Antarctica for the past few months.
  • Capt. Chandi says she's always tried to push the human body to its limits, and she sees her latest assignment as part of that.
  • She has raced marathons and ultramarathons as an "endurance athlete," and as an Army officer.
  • She has completed large-scale drills and deployments in Nepal, Kenya, and most recently, a six-month UN peacekeeping tour in South Sudan.
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