Day 40 – Finished

Preet has just made history becoming the first woman of colour to complete a solo expedition in Antartica. She completed the 700 miles in only 40 days.

She says:

Hello everyone, checking in from day 40. I made it to the South Pole where its 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.

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 dont want to just break the glass ceiling, I want to smash it into a million pieces.

Whos with me?

You can see my live location and listen to my audio updates here.

57 thoughts on “Day 40 – Finished

  1. 2 days after the amazing finish and I am still in awe of what you have achieved!! Such an impressive time across the ice too – great determination, great spirit and real courage. What an inspriation you are! I can’t wait to see you share your story with children at our school!! Fantastic news – now get some rest, sip that Coke Zero and sit back and enjoy the feeling of having met your goal…a sweet feeling!

  2. Absolutely incredible Preet. My warmest congratulations on such an inspirational achievement.

  3. Wow! You are an inspiration. My daughter is a captain in high school ROTC in Texas, USA. I shared this site with her. Please ask BBC if you can post the audio interview you did upon completion… We can’t wait to see what you do next!!!

  4. You are amazing! Such an inspiration to all of us. Women everywhere, especially women of colour, are proud of you. Thank you for smashing the glass ceiling. Well done, Polar Preet! 🙂 return home safe and sound!

  5. You are remarkable and an inspiration to all women. Congratulations and thank you for encouraging people of all ages and from all walks of life to dream and to reach their greatest dreams!

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