British Army officer Captain Preet Chandi has spoken of her mixed emotions after her mammoth polar expedition.
Polar Preet, as she is known, has 'broken the world record' for the longest, solo, unsupported and unassisted polar expedition by any woman in history, according to her team.
She is said to have passed the previous female record which was 1,368km skied by Anja Blacha from Germany in 2019.
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Despite reportedly breaking the record, she did not complete her aim of becoming the first woman to cross Antarctica solo and unsupported.
Writing on her blog, Polar Preet spoke of her disappointment in "running out of time to make the crossing of Antarctica which would have been around another 100 miles".
But she said she was proud of herself for keeping going when it was tough and "when I thought I couldn't do anymore".
She added: "I didn't take a single day off in 70 days and pushed the hours every single day."
Capt Chandi said her achievement should serve as an inspiration to anyone.
She stressed: "It does not matter where you are from, what you look like or what your start line is, you can truly achieve anything.
"A lot of people told me that I would not be able to achieve things, wanted me to fit into a box, I'm sure the individuals would not admit that now but I'm so so glad I didn't listen to them.
"If a Punjabi woman from Derby can do this, then anybody can achieve anything."
The Polar adventurer spent her second Christmas in a row alone in a tent on the ice.