For the first time in four weeks, the 15 French who locked themselves in the cave gave signs of life. They recorded a video to show them their daily activities. The leader of the group, explorer Christian Clot (Christian Clot) also received a voice message.
“It’s really hard,” Clot said In recording. “The temperature here is 10 degrees Celsius and the humidity is 100%. This refers to your body.”
The video image shows seven women and eight men participating in the expedition. They are located about 100 meters deep in the famous Cave of Lombrives in the French Pyrenees.
During this period, they must continue for forty days while all content is monitored:
They cook for the first time, they cook, ride bicycles on exercise bikes, and play chess. Participants must also fill out the questionnaire every day and connect their probe to the device with a wire while sleeping. You can also see how some people have to descend tens of meters with cables and ropes to get water with buckets and tons of water. What they must do every day.
Outside the cave, the scientists are paying close attention to the team. They want to find out how people and their bodies respond to “extreme blockade.”
Christian Clot explained in his audio message that it is sometimes difficult to work together. There is no sunlight and no bells in the cave. Since when it is now, no one will say any more. “Sometimes I wake up and other people just go to bed. So you can’t make an appointment with someone and say,’We will meet at breakfast.'”
The inhabitants of the 15 caves are not experienced explorers, but “ordinary” French people. There is a nurse and an unemployed. They only received a short training before leaving the cave.
Psychologist Delphine Traber said at the beginning: “This is actually a crazy experiment.” “Participants must take risks. They have to live in a Spartan environment. To say it is extreme, it is extreme to the mind. But it is for a good cause and for the sake of science.”