An Inside Look at Sanctum’s Terrifying Caves
By Erin McCarthy
In 1988, Andrew Wight was leading an expedition of 14 people in exploring a large underwater cave in Australia’s Nullarbor Plains when a storm flooded the entrance and caused the cave to collapse, trapping them inside. “It took nearly two days to find a new way out of the cave,” Wight says. “It was one of those moments where you come very close to your own demise and afterward you start reflecting on what has happened. The struggle to survive was the thing that really struck me. People who you thought might become the heroes and the leaders of the group don’t necessarily do what you think they’re going to do, and others rise to the occasion.”
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