India's Daughter Captain Harpreet Chandi becomes first Indian-origin woman to trek solo to South Pole.

India's Daughter Captain Harpreet Chandi becomes first Indian-origin woman to trek solo to South Pole.

Capt. Chandi announced her history-making feat on her live blog on Monday at the end of Day 40 after travelling 700 miles (1,127 kilometres) while pulling a pulk or sledge with all of her kit and battling temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celsius and wind speeds of around 60mph.

“I made it to the South Pole where it’s snowing. Feeling so many emotions right now. I knew nothing about the polar world three years ago and it feels so surreal to finally be here. It was tough getting here and I want to thank everybody for their support,” she wrote.

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Source: the hindu