I had begun my descent over 18 hours earlier, I had made 2 earlier base camps, and was now at the deepest point where I could comfortably (if you can call it that) make camp. As I laid out my supplies I thought of where I was.

The Krubera Cave is the deepest known cave on Earth. It is located in the Arabika Massif of the Gagrinsky Range of the Western Caucasus, in Abkhazia, the north-western part of Georgia.The difference in the altitude of the cave’s entrance and its deepest explored point is 2,191 m. It became the deepest-known cave in the world in 2001 when the expedition of the Ukrainian Speleological Association reached a depth of 1,710 m. In 2004, for the first time in the history of speleology, the Ukrainian Speleological Association expedition reached a depth greater than 2,000 m, and explored the cave to 2,080 m. The current maximum depth of 2,191 m was reached during a 46 m dive by Gennadiiy Samokhin into the terminal sump during the expedition of the Ukrainian Speleological Association in August–September 2007. The cave remains the only known cave on Earth deeper than 2,000 metres.

Here I was, deeper than any other human but one had ever been on, or in, Earth. I pulled out my satphone, which thanks to a dozen relays placed during the long climb down, still had a signal. I opened up instagram, switched to the front facing camera, snapped a quick selfie and uploaded it with the caption “My in ur girls pussy”