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
- Feeling excited…
- 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
- Connect with Preet and be kept upto date with her future adventures and challenges
- Final words of advice
- Why you can achieve anything