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Indian-Origin UK Army officer Harpreet Chandi becomes first women of colour to trek solo to South Pole
- Captain Harpreet Chandi, an Indian-origin British Sikh Army officer has created history by becoming the first woman of colour to complete a solo unsupported expedition to the South Pole.
- The 32-year-old Chandi completed the 700 miles (1,127 kilometres) trek in 40 days in temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celsius and wind speeds of around 60mph.
- Currently based in London, Capt. Chandi is also a physiotherapist.