7 Jan 2022

Preet Chandi becomes first woman of colour to make it solo to South Pole

News Correspondent

She’s just skied 700 miles across Antarctica – making it to the South Pole ahead of schedule.

If that wasn’t enough – British Army officer Preet Chandi has also become the first woman of colour to complete the solo trek, only just missing out on setting a new world record.

Chandi, who’s known as Polar Preet, had to battle 60mph winds and sub zero temperatures while pulling a 90kg sled.

She spoke to us by satellite phone from Antarctica.