Australia to Prohibit Uluru climbing by 2019
Uluru, a 3.6 km long large sandstone rock formation, adorns the exquisite beauty of Australia. Located at the southern part of Northern Territory in Central Australia, Uluru dwells inside The Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. With most of its base buried underneath the red soil, Uluru is a crest of 348m (1,142 ft) above sea level with a total girth of 9.4 km.
Uluru turns red during dawn and sunset. However, hikers to Uluru are greeted with a bad news. The inhabitants of Uluru, the Anandu tribe, have been requesting to stop trekking to the peak as it holds great importance and is considered sacred. Upon the request, the government has declared that Uluru will remain closed from October 2019 onwards.
Uluru has been visited by over 2.5 lakh visitors each year. Around 35 trekkers have been declared dead since 1950 during the Uluru climb. A survey suggest that 63 per cent of Australians have not agreed with the ban on the climb, whereas the indigenous leaders argues that Uluru is not a theme park or Disneyland to have fun trips and it is historically wrong to climb upon it. The last day to climb the Uluru will be October 26, 2019.