From October 2019 you will not be able to climb Uluru

Write down the month well because things are serious. As of October 2019, no one will be able to climb Uluru , a rock formation that is also known as Ayers Rock. It is in central Australia , in an area sacred to Aborigines, and has been a World Heritage Site since 1987.

Exact date for the ban

The heart of the huge oceanic country will no longer be a must-see for climbing enthusiasts. The Anangu, one of the oldest groups on the planet, have demanded that climbing be prohibited and the authorities have listened to them. As of October 26, 2019, no one will be able to climb to the top to enjoy privileged views.

Uluru is in a rather lost place, in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park . The closest town, Alice Springs, is 460 kilometers away, so I am convinced that from that date on the monolith will rest more alone than ever with its 348 meters high and 9 kilometers around it.


100,000 visitors per year

Australia’s Red Mountain is attractive for a number of reasons, not just because of its vastness. It is also striking that it changes color throughout the day or depending on the time of year in which we are. The inclination of the rays causes it to turn into a sandstone chameleon, making the sunsets simply incredible, since Uluru is dyed a bright red that explains why it usually receives about 100,000 visitors each year.

Almost 150 years of climbing

The explorer William Gosse was the first Westerner to climb it in 1873. Whoever wants to join the long list of those who did it later will have to hurry, since no one will be able to reach the top. Of course, they will allow everyone to get to the area where they are, although they will have to settle for contemplating its beauty from below, which invites me to think that they will promote hiking in the area so that it does not fall into oblivion.