In the mesmerizing month of August, back in the year 1961, a group of adventurous spelunkers hailing from the vibrant North of Italy embarked on an extraordinary expedition. Their destination? A captivating Calabrian plateau, seemingly suspended in a timeless realm. As they ventured forth, their eyes were met with a sight that would forever etch itself into their memories - the awe-inspiring Bifurto Abyss, a cavern of unparalleled depths. Yet, amidst this breathtaking discovery, an aged shepherd stood as the solitary observer, the sole guardian of this untouched domain.