Climbers on Uluru by judithdeacon

Climbers on Uluru

Not something I would ever contemplate doing but lots of people were climbing up Uluru with the help of a chain link. I think my legs would have given out in the first couple of hundred feet!

Climbing Uluru is a popular attraction for visitors. A chain handhold added in 1964 and extended in 1976 makes the hour long climb easier, but it is still a long and steep hike to the top. Over the years there have been deaths due to heart failure, as well as non-fatal heart attacks.

The traditional aboriginal owners, the Anangu, ask visitors to their land to respect their wishes, culture and law by not climbing Uluru.as they consider it a sacred site and with effect from October it will actually be forbidden.
Omw how amazing, great capture of all those fit climbers!
April 30th, 2019  
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Very impressive rock. I know it as Ayers Rock.
April 30th, 2019  
I did that back when it was called Ayers Rock. I was in my mid 30’s. It was quite the climb. Your photo really tells the story.
April 30th, 2019  
that's an amazing capture, but sad everyone is trampling all over the aborigine sensibilities
April 30th, 2019  
It is a beautiful photo with the blue and gold colors and the climbers.
April 30th, 2019  
Fab photo but beyond my capabilities
April 30th, 2019  
Beautiful place and great shot. I was surprised to see that it was allowed to climb it because I had heard that it was a sacred place for the aborigines.
April 30th, 2019  
An incredible image but I feel so sad that these people are climbing on a sacred place for the aboriginal people.
April 30th, 2019  
A fabulous capture...Fav
April 30th, 2019  
Wow this is an incredible sight Judith....a fave because I keep looking at it!
April 30th, 2019  
I chose not to climb, we had a tour guide that spoke really well about why you shouldn’t climb it. There is also a part of the rock face you shouldn’t take photos and we were asked to also respect that. The climb has over the years worn the rock away and now rain will continue to run down the worn part, which will continue to ware now long after people stop climbing. It is a beautiful rock. Lovely to see your photos.
April 30th, 2019  
A particularly good angle for this shot, but l will be pleased when it will be no longer allowed
April 30th, 2019  
Wow! It looks like a lot more work than I would be up for. What a interesting picture.
April 30th, 2019  
Fabulous shot though! The people look like ants! This would be beyond me now!
April 30th, 2019  
what a great shot. I wonder if they will take the chain away.
April 30th, 2019  
Thats what I thought - no body allowed near! Stupid people - why don't they just stand at the bottom and take photos! I would!
April 30th, 2019  
looks like the stitches on a scar, with a tummy button on the left. fabulously captured
April 30th, 2019  
They look like ants don't they. I thought climbing Uluru had been stopped already.
May 1st, 2019  
Truly a spectacular photo to get the climbers and the length in such great detail. Sad to know people are thoughtless about this sacred site, however.
May 1st, 2019  
great shot and colour! I was relieved not to have to make a decision whether or not to climb as it is closed at the slightest hint of bad weather.
May 1st, 2019  
Great shot. Im surprised people are still allowed to climb it. I climbed it when I was26
May 1st, 2019  
Wow, that's an impressive photo!
May 1st, 2019  
That's an amazing capture Judith :) Each time I've been there, there were only a handful of climbers - this must be a very busy season!
May 1st, 2019  
Fabulous image Judith, love the pov. We've been there a couple of times but I've never had the desire to climb it.
May 1st, 2019  
Great shot. I climbed Ayers Rock about 25yrs ago, I do not know if i clould do in again.
May 3rd, 2019  
Great capture. It looks like a huge climb. Fav!! 😀
May 3rd, 2019  
So glad they are going to stop this disrespectful practice. When people scoff at my opinion on the matter I remind them that you are not even allowed to take a photo inside St Pauls Cathedral let alone climb all over the place. No different.
May 14th, 2019  
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