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Guinness Confirms Preet Chandi’s Two Polar World Records

A British Army officer, Preet Chandi has had two world records she broke in the course of an Antarctic trek confirmed by Guinness.

Also known as Polar Preet, she has not only surpassed the world record for the longest polar ski expedition by a woman, but also the overall record.

A Guinness spokeswoman said Capt Chandi, from Derby, had taken 70 days and 16 hours to do her polar ski trek.

Capt Chandi described the expedition as “the toughest thing” she has ever done.

In her latest feat, Capt Chandi covered 922 miles (1,485km) in 70 days and 16 hours

She first made history trekking to the South Pole in 2021.

Her latest journey, from the Hercules Inlet to the Reedy Glacier, took place between 13 November and 23 January.

Guinness confirmed she had broken the world record for both the longest solo unsupported one-way polar ski journey for a woman and also the longest solo unsupported one-way polar ski journey.

The spokeswoman added: “Chandi was seeking to become the first woman to ski across the Antarctic continent from coast to coast, but due to bad weather had to end the journey about 160 kilometres (100 miles) inland.”

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