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Good Sports: British Army Officer Completes South Pole Expedition

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
February 2022
Good Sports: British Army Officer Completes South Pole Expedition

Harpreet Kaur “Preet” Chandi, a British Army medical officer and physiotherapist, completed a 40-day, 700-mile trek to the South Pole on Jan. 3.

She is believed to be the first woman of color to complete a solo expedition to the South Pole.

After flying to Chile, she began her journey from Antarctica’s Hercules Inlet on Nov. 7. The challenge included hauling a sled that weighed almost 200 pounds, carrying fuel, food and other
supplies to last her 48 days.

“The expedition was always about so much more than me,” she wrote in a blog post. “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 labeled a rebel.”


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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

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