Arctic/Antarctic

Polar Preet: 'I haven't seen any sign of another person for 14 days'

The Army captain, sponsored by BFBS, is attempting to become the first woman of colour to cross the Antarctic unsupported.

British Army Captain Harpreet Chandi has said she hasn't "even started talking to myself yet" as she reached the two-week mark of her Antarctic expedition.

Capt Chandi is currently attempting to become the first woman of colour to cross the Antarctic unsupported.

In an update, posted on her website, she said it was "strange to think" she hadn't "seen any sign of another person for 14 days".

Watch: The Army officer reflects one week into her epic Antarctic challenge.

However, she added that day 14 was a "good day".

"We made it to 83 degrees south, which is 4 down, just 7 degrees to go," Capt Chandi said.

"Good weather today and great just to look around and appreciate where I am.

"I had a bit of admin to do in the tent tonight, things like sewing, rips in my liner glove and had to put some glue on my half skins, as well, which were coming off slightly at the end."

Capt Chandi is pulling a sled with her kit, all while facing temperatures of -50°C and wind speeds of up to 60mph.

Cover video credit: Google Earth, PGC/NASA, US Geographical Survey.