5 reasons the Uluru climbing ban makes total sense

You can get close to Uluru without climbing at places like Mutitjulu Waterhole (photo: Steve Madgwick).



Comments (8)
  • Karen Hyam says:

    Put it simply, it’s a sacred place. For once show the aboriginal people well deserved respect for their beliefs. Help to heal.

  • Paul F. McCourt says:

    I think Uluru SHOULD be Protected from tourists climbing all over it! Like they say, it is being abused and used as a toilet and contaminating the water supply. And doing so, is also a desecration to something so Precious. I am not religious!! I just Respect it for what it is, and I don’t like it being abused by people who think its “just a rock.” There’s more to it.

  • Paul F. McCourt says:

    Still standing by what I said, below, I think the ONLY reason to climb Uluru would be under Invitation of an Aboriginal Elder and in the Company of a Geologist. The purpose would not be for the mindless “Oooh! What a Lovely View!!” reason, although the View IS a Bonus, it would be for a Geological look at the Monolith to examine its make up, and other things of Interrest that the general public don’t even know about. To hear from the Elders the Story of Uluru. There is obviously a LOT to take in, but not in the mindless tourist reasons. We must also keep in mind that it is a very Dangerous place to climb. Not only high, but slippery, and perhaps also crumbly.

  • Rooster says:

    I was lucky to have dinner with an elder in the mid 90s. He told me how he had landed on Uluru in a helicopter. He said the “real” traditional owners (the older men) had no problem with people climbing but to stay away from sacred areas. I quizzed him about and he was adamant. I’ll go with his opinion.

  • Jeff says:

    What a load of BS, I have photo’s of Aboriginal People on top of the Rock, Didn’t seem to bother them.

  • charlotte.booker says:

    it is a pretty place and I think we should help it heal

  • charlotte.booker says:

    i said for everone that want to heal uluru, stop walking on ULURU! it is spirtaul place it like climbing a church.

  • Kylie Mather says:

    I took my kids there it was 40 odd degrees. They wondered why they couldn’t swim in the scared waterhole like the indigenous kids could. Try explaining that to impressionable innocent kids