The Descent

“I still believe this is the scariest moment of my entire life. My face is white, I’m shaking and I'm terrified. I'm frozen— I can't do anything.”

In July 2016, Toufic Abou Nader set off on a journey to the bottom of the Krubera cave— the deepest cave in the world.

Episode Credits & Notes

Thank you to Chirag Desai for helping us record the interview, and to Toufic for sharing his story.

Produced by Alex Atack with editorial support from Dana Ballout and Hebah Fisher. Sound design by Alex Atack, with music by Blue Dot Sessions and Three Chain Links.


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