A 50-year-old Spanish extreme sportswoman spent 500 days alone in a 70-meter cave.
After the experience, Beatriz Flamini returned to civilization. Scientists were studying the human psyche and circadian rhythms.
Her support team claims that she set a cave record.
She spent two birthdays alone in Los Gauchos cave in Motril, Spain, at the age of 48.
She started her challenge on Saturday, November 20, 2021, before the Ukrainian conflict, the cost of living crisis, and the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
TVE showed Flamini wearing sunglasses and happily climbing towards her support team.
Wearing a mask, they embraced her.
She later called it fantastic and unbeatable.
“I fall, so I am held back. I’ll meet you after a shower, I haven’t touched water for a year and a half.
Is that alright?” Flamini exercised, painted, and knitted woolen caps underground.
Her support team stated that she read 60 books, drank 1,000 gallons, and used two GoPro cameras.
Scientists from the universities of Granada and Almeria and a sleep clinic in Madrid used her expertise, according to EFE.
They examined how social isolation and intense momentary disorientation affect the perception of time, circadian cycles, and sleep.