Army Officer Polar Preet is into the final 60 nautical miles 14122021 CREDIT Preet Chandi Twitter.jpeg_.jpg
In her latest update, Polar Preet says she is 'looking forward to coming home soon' (Picture: Preet Chandi Twitter).
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Polar Preet's tough last day battling to make pick-up rendezvous

Army Officer Polar Preet is into the final 60 nautical miles 14122021 CREDIT Preet Chandi Twitter.jpeg_.jpg
In her latest update, Polar Preet says she is 'looking forward to coming home soon' (Picture: Preet Chandi Twitter).

A 'really tough day' has meant British Army officer Captain Harpreet Chandi, aka Polar Preet, has not yet made her intended pick-up flight rendezvous.

In her latest expedition blog update, the world record holder says she's "not far" and that she's now "feeling pretty tired" and "looking forward to coming home soon".

Once picked up, Captain Chandi will not be leaving Antarctica, she will head to Union Glacier for a couple of days prior to her journey back to the UK.

Polar Preet's latest blog post reads: "Hi Everyone. I had a really tough day. Came into a lot of sastrugi, fell several times and travelled slowly and it was very cold.

"The water in my thermos flask even froze. I haven't made it to my pick-up flight yet, but I am not far."

Watch: Polar Preet on smashing the 'glass ceiling' with Antarctic trek.

Capt Chandi added: "Over the last week, I have been listening to some comedians (their audiobooks). Romesh Ranganathan, Tez Illyas, James Acaster, thank you for keeping me company and making me laugh out loud.

"I got to see Nish Kumar and Tez Illyas earlier this year, they were brilliant. I am looking forward to watching Man Like Mobeen's new season and, of course, Taskmaster.

"I'm just feeling pretty tired and looking forward to coming home soon," she said.

This comes after Polar Preet broke the world record for longest, solo, unsupported, and unassisted polar expedition by a woman.

During her expedition, she has had to endure temperatures of -50°C and wind speeds up to 60mph as well as hauling a sledge, weighing around 120kg, loaded with her kit.

Captain Chandi is a physiotherapist from 3 Medical Regiment working at a Regional Rehabilitation Unit in Buckinghamshire, providing rehabilitation for injured soldiers and officers.