What it’s like to be trapped in a cave

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The experience can be harrowing, even when you know what you’re doing

  • By Laura Demarest

— Washington Post

  • Gulf News

I’d been swaddled in a cold, sopping-wet trash bag for approximately 20 hours, listening to six other cavers shivering and breathing quietly.

We were huddled close on the hard ground of a muddy crawlway, a space barely tall enough for sitting up, in an Indiana cave system.

Xere 2bDespite my cosy wetsuit socks and the light of a tiny tealight candle, sensation in my outer extremities was a distant memory.

My mind raced.

My mind was empty.

Now and then…

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