Beatriz Flamini managed to beat a self-set challenge of spending 509 days inside a cave without any outside contact
A woman in Spain has emerged from a cave after she spent over 500 days underground, without any contact with the outside world.
Flamini was 70 metres underground inside a cave in Southern Spain, as per EuroNews, and appeared wearing sunglasses, to protect her eyesight, after being in the dark for such a long period.
“I had got on very well with myself, I could’ve stayed a bit longer,” Flamini said while laughing. She added, “But I needed a shower.”
A statement by her trainer David de Antonio said, “It’s important to understand that when Beatriz left the cave, she went from zero contact to one hundred percent all at once and that didn’t help her”.
Antonio added, “This whole adventure will end when she is feeling okay. I see it as if we had climbed Everest. We’re on top and now we have to come down”.
While speaking about her time inside the cave Antonio said, “As she had no time references, she couldn’t have a routine. She didn’t know when to eat or sleep. She couldn’t calculate if she had lunch an hour or a day ago. And she didn’t know if she had slept ten minutes or ten hours,” says her trainer”.
He also said that “The only thing that allowed her to keep track of time was her menstruation.”
While inside the cave Beatriz had no news from the outside as well and her main challenge was to survive in “self-sufficiency”.
She also recorded a documentary during her time inside the cave for a Spanish company called Dokumalia.
After coming out of the cafe, Beatriz has been receiving treatment from a team of psychologists and doctors, who are keeping a check on her condition, to help her adapt better after being underground for so long.
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