2023-01-31 06:30:47

Preet Chandi: Woman sets second world record in polar expedition

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By Jennifer Harby

BBC News

A British Army officer has broken a second world record in the course of an Antarctic trek.

Preet Chandi, known as Polar Preet, has not only surpassed the world record for the longest solo and unsupported polar expedition by a woman, but also the overall record.

Capt Chandi, from Sinfin in Derby, first made history trekking to the South Pole in 2021.

She said of her latest challenge: "It was the toughest thing I've ever done."

Capt Chandi, 33, exceeded the previous world record of 907 miles (1,459.8km), set by Henry Worsley, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, in 2015.

He was picked up from the ice 126 miles (202km) short of completing a crossing of Antarctica and, following illness, lost his life in hospital in Chile.

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