Write down the month well because things are serious. From October 2019 no one will be able to climb the Uluru, a rock formation that is also known as Ayers Rock. It is in the center of Australia, in an area sacred to aborigines, and has been a World Heritage Site since 1987.
Exact date for the ban
The heart of the huge oceanic country will no longer be a must-see for climbing lovers. The Anangu, one of the oldest collectives on the planet, have demanded that it be prohibited to climb it and the authorities have heeded them. From October 26, 2019 nobody will be able to climb to the top to enjoy privileged views.
The Uluru is in a rather lost place, in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The closest town, Alice Springs, is 460 kilometers away, so I am convinced that from that date the monolith will rest more alone than ever with its 348 meters high and 9 kilometers contour.
100,000 visitors per year
The Red Mountain Australia is attractive for several reasons, not just because of its vastness. It is also striking that it changes color throughout the day or depending on the time of year in which we find ourselves. The inclination of the rays causes it to become a whole sandstone chameleon, motivating the sunsets They are simply incredible, since the Uluru is dyed in a bright red that explains why it usually receives about 100,000 visitors each year.
Almost 150 years of climbing
The explorer William Gosse He was the first westerner who managed to climb it in 1873. Whoever wants to join the long list of those who did it later will have to hurry, since nobody will be able to reach the top. Of course, they will allow everyone to reach the area where it is located, although they will have to settle for contemplating its beauty from below, which invites me to think that they are going to promote hiking in the area so that it does not fall into oblivion.
New era for Uluru after first day of official ban on climbing | ABC News (August 2022)