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Delhiite is first Indian woman to ski to South Pole
Reena Kaushal made the ski-run as part of an eight-woman team.
Melbourne: Reena Kaushal on Thursday became the first Indian woman to ski to the South Pole.
Kaushal, 38, settled in Delhi, made the historic ski-run as part of an eight-woman Commonwealth team that crossed a 900 km Antarctic ice trek to reach the South Pole to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Commonwealth.
Skiing eight to 10 hours a day, Kaushal and her teammates from seven other countries covered the frozen continent to the pole in about 40 days. Each skier towed a sledge with food and gear weighing some 80 kg.
The skiers, Kaushal said in a statement online, braved blinding blizzards, jet speed winds blowing in excess of 130 km an hour and temperatures of minus 40 degrees Celsius.
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