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Climbing Uluru Will Be Banned From October 2019

Climbing Uluru Will Be Banned From October 2019

Climbing Uluru will be banned from October 2019, after the board of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park unanimously agreed to prohibit climbers.Currently climbing is not banned, but the traditional owners of the land, Anangu, would prefer people not climb Uluru. According to Parks Australia, the climb was the traditional route taken by the Mala (wallaby) people on their arrival at Uluru from up north, and the path is of great significance to Anangu.The board announced in 2010 that it would close the climb once the proportion of visitors to Uluru who chose to ascend the rock fell below 20%. According to reports, at that time it was 38%, down from 74% in the 1990s, but as of 2015, it was down to 16.2%.Board chairman and Uluru traditional owner Sammy Wilson said in a statement that ...