Preet recently became the first woman of colour to complete a solo expedition in Antarctica. She completed the 700 miles in 40 days pulling all of her kit and equipment and tackling temperatures of -50° with wind chill. When she reached the South Pole she said on her audio blog:
“This expedition was always about so much more than me. I want to encourage people to push their boundaries and to believe in themselves, and I want you to be able to do it without being labelled a rebel.
I have been told no on many occasions and told to “just do the normal thing”, but we create our own normal.
You are capable of anything you want. No-matter where you are from or where your start line is, everybody starts somewhere.
I don’t want to just break the glass ceiling, I want to smash it into a million pieces. Who’s with me?”
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Who is Preet
Deciding to go to Antarctica
Why she wants to inspire people to push their boundaries
Starting with google
Getting to the start line
The challenges of Covid and funding
Being the first woman of colour to complete a solo expedition
700 miles in 40 days
Getting back to the gym and needing time to recover
Going back to November 2021
Flying to Chile first and spending 2 weeks there
Sorting out all the food and gear
Getting the flight out to Antarctica
Being dropped off on the ice and being alone
Taking it one day at a time
Fears and concerns before the start
Picking up the wrong backpack
Being on her own on the ice
The joy and excitement of the challenge
What a typical day was like
The mental side of the challenge
Tips and tricks to get through the day
Being a head of schedule
Slowing down towards the end and not sleeping
Not stopping for 40/50hrs
Arriving into the South Pole and feeling good!
Why it’s ok to do things that are different
Why it’s good to question things
Being called disrespectful
Feeling more and more comfortable in herself
Voicing her opinions
Why change is not a bad thing
Making new traditions with her family
Celebrations and Coke Zero
Having her first shower
Heading back to the South Pole
Phase 2 of the plan
Sponsorship for the future challenges?
Setting up an adventure grant for women
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