ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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In a move that'd put Lara Croft to shame, real-life adventurer Alison Teal went deep underground into the creepiest place on Earth. In October 2016, Teal took on the spookiest surf of her life: boarding with the bones in the Paris catacombs.

The catacombs are so terrifying they've featured in horror movies, including Catacombs (starring P!nk) and the terrifying .

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Hawaiian surf-explorer Teal said that surfing the catacombs was — unsurprisingly — very, very scary, and both physically and mentally exhausting:

"We were taken down this secret passage way. It was very James Bond style. The caves got narrower and narrower until we were crawling on all fours to get through. It was so suffocating, there was minimal oxygen and you couldn't see far.

In the end we all had to swim through it and there was just a little gap at the top of the chamber to breathe. It was terrifying. I had to stop filming, it just became about survival. By the end we were just shaking."

Check out Teal's footage of her catacombs surf-venture below.

Good on Teal for pushing herself, but I think I'll stick to something a bit less claustrophobic for my next vacation.


Would you take a trip into the Paris catacombs?


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