February 01, 2022
Captain Harpreet Chandi, also known as ‘Polar Preet’, is a 32-year-old Indian-origin British-born Sikh army officer and physiotherapist who created history by becoming the first woman of colour to complete a solo expedition to the South Pole. She announced her feat after completing 1,127kms in 40 days. Chandi achieved this while pulling a pulk or sled with her kit and battling temperatures of -50°C. She was interested in athletic activities from an early age and at the age of 27, she joined the British Army. She currently serves with the Medical Regiment in the northwest of England.