Captain Harpreet Chandi is a British Army officer and physical therapist who has her roots in Punjab, India. On January 3, 2022, she completed her 40-day solo expedition to the South Pole and became the first Asian woman to do so.
Wiki / Bio
Captain Harpreet Chandi was born on Tuesday, February 7, 1989 (32 years old; from 2021) in Derby, UK. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
He did a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from St George’s University, London, England, from 2009 to 2012. He attended Queen Mary University of London, England to pursue a Master of Sport and Exercise Medicine (part-time) in 2019.
Height (approx.): 5 ′ 9 ″
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
His parents divorced when his mother was 35 years old. He has two older brothers named Pardeep Singh Chandi and Jag Chandi.
She got engaged to British Army reservist David Jarman in 2021. On one of her blogs, she talked about getting married. She wrote,
I read somewhere that when you ask people to be your bridesmaids, it’s good to do it in a special way, so from Antarctica I would love nothing more than for you to be my bridesmaids. Sonia Chandi, Rachel Tucker-Norton, Kamal Dhamrait, Tig Bridge, Hannah Sawford (or Hannah Smith now) and Collette Davey. “
I am ambitious, motivated and incredibly motivated. When I told my family about my plan to cross Antarctica, my brother was not surprised and said ‘you never give up’. Even if it is out of sheer stubbornness not to give up, I know that I will achieve this goal. The only question is when. Help me get the funds to set a start date. “
He was born into a Sikh family.
She began her career as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist at the National Health Service in Nottingham, UK, in December 2013. She worked there for almost two years, then was appointed by the British Army as OC PCRF (Officer Commander Policy and Rules Function of cargo) in Blandford, England. During his tenure, as OC, he assisted in the rehabilitation of 2,400 people. After working there for almost two years, she was appointed a Physiotherapist by the British Army (during the UN Operational Tour in South Sudan) in July 2018. She then began working as a Physical Therapist / Clinical Training Officer and was dispatched to Preston , United Kingdom. by the British Army. While working there, he organized several training matches for Combat Medical Technicians (CMT). He has also organized training for the medical regiment as a Clinical Training Officer. During his training for the South Pole expedition, he dragged two large tires in about two months to train to carry the heavy sled during his expedition to Antarctica in 2021. After 40 days, he completed his solo South Pole expedition on 3 May. January 2022 after traveling 700 miles (1,127 kilometers) and sledding with his team. The average temperature recorded there was minus 50 degrees Celsius and the wind speed was around 60 mph. Chandi shared her expedition through the 40-day blog. On his blogs, he wrote,
Anything ambitious may seem out of reach at first, but every bit of training I complete brings me closer to my goal. My training expeditions in Greenland and Norway have helped me prepare and my goal is now within reach. It definitely feels colder in the last degree when I’m at higher altitude. I have not seen anyone here in the last grade and I am now 15 nautical miles from the South Pole. I can’t believe I’m almost there. “
His other blog says:
I reached the South Pole where it is snowing. Feeling so many emotions right now. I didn’t know anything about the polar world three years ago and it feels so surreal to finally be here. It was difficult getting here and I want to thank everyone for their support. This expedition was always much more than me. I want to encourage people to push their limits and believe in themselves, and I want you to be able to do it without being labeled a rebel. They have told me no on many occasions and have told me to ‘do what is normal’, but we create our own normality. “
On his blog, he even shared a live tracking map of his expedition. On the fortieth day of his expedition, he wrote:
Day 40 – Finished. Preet just made history by becoming the first woman of color to complete a solo expedition in Antarctica. You are capable of anything you want. No matter where you are from or where your starting line is, they all start somewhere. I don’t want to just break the glass ceiling; I want to break it into a million pieces. “
Facts / Trivia
- It is also known by the names Polar Preet and Preet Chandi.
- Follow a non-vegetarian diet.
- She is a trained tennis player. At the age of 14, he began his tennis training at Sutton Tennis Academy, England, from 2003 to 2005. He then moved to the Czech Republic to complete his two years of tennis training at Novak Tennis Academy, and received the Army Tennis Champs Award. there.
- Chandi has participated in several marathons. He has hiked in various places such as Kenya, Morocco, Mexico, the Alps, and Nepal.
- He organized a 30-hour endurance event in which several British Army personnel participated to raise funds for charity.