From next year tourists will not be allowed to climb Uluru in the Australian outback
From next year tourists will not be allowed to climb Uluru in the Australian outback. In a historic vote last year the Uluru-Kata Tjuta board of 12 people - including 8 Anangu Elders - decided to end the climb. This follows years of campaigning by the owners of the site, the Anangu Aborigines.
By WGAR News
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The Anangu date their origins back 60,000 years and claim a deep and ancient link between the rock and their spirituality.
'Climbing has violated that,’ they say; ‘it's like tourists clambering over temples or sacred remains.’
For them the rock has played a big part in their ceremonies and rites of passage.
For more on this development go to http://www.indymedia.org.nz/articles/14200.