London, Oct 15: Indian-origin British Sikh Army officer Preet Chandi, who made historical past by trekking to the South Pole, is now going for a report-breaking 1,100 miles trek throughout Antarctica — solo and unaided!
Captain Chandi, also called “Polar Preet”, turned the primary lady of color in January this yr to finish a solo and unsupported 700-mile journey to the South Pole in simply 40 days, 5 days forward of her ending schedule.
The 33-yr-previous will pull all her package and provides on a sledge (pulk), weighing round 120kg (19 stone) firstly of her epic journey in November, whereas battling temperatures of -50c and wind speeds of as much as 60mph. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Urges World Financial institution To Keep away from Unidimensional View of Indian Subsidies.
“I expect the journey to take approximately 75 days. Having done 700 miles to the South Pole, I know I can do 1,100 miles,” Chandi, a physiotherapist with the British Army, mentioned.
Chandi, the British Army website reported, will make slower progress initially due to the additional weight of her pulk, a kind of sledge pulled by an individual and used to hold gear and provides. Her pulk will embrace ice screws, an ice axe, crevasse gear and crampons that are solely wanted for the final half.
Indian Origin British Sikh Army Officer Preet Chandi:
#Indian-origin British Sikh Army officer #PreetChandi, who made historical past by trekking to the South Pole, is now going for a report-breaking 1,100 miles trek throughout Antarctica — solo and unaided!
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From the South Pole to the bottom of the glacier is round 655 km. Of this, about 140 km is on the glacier which climbs from round 763m to 2,931m.
“I don’t know what the ground or the weather will be like. If there’s lots of heavy snowfall it will slow me down. I need to hit the South Pole by a certain point to give me enough time to go down and navigate the glacier,” Chandi mentioned. MEA Refers to Authorities’s Assertion in Parliament on Bringing Again Kohinoor From UK.
Chandi is the third quickest feminine solo skier for the expedition behind Johanna Davidson of Sweden and Britain’s Hannah McKeand. She can be the primary particular person to succeed in the South Pole on foot in two years, the Guardian reported.
“The British Army is extremely proud to have such a remarkable ambassador. Captain Chandi embodies the qualities we seek of all who serve – courage, commitment, and the want to be the best we can be,” mentioned Lieutenant Basic Sharon Nesmith, Deputy Chief of the Basic Workers, British Army.
“Inspiration for all, especially young girls, to push personal limits and achieve incredible feats,” British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi tweeted.
Antarctica is the coldest, highest, driest and windiest continent on Earth and no one lives there completely.
When Chandi reached the South Pole earlier this yr, she had mentioned in her weblog put up: “I don’t want to just break the glass ceiling, I want to smash it into a million pieces”.
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