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Australia’s Uluru opens to climbers for last time ahead of ban

Uluru climbing ban

Yulara, AustraliaReuters Hundreds of tourists clambered up Australia’s Uluru on Friday, the day before a permanent ban on climbing the sacred rock takes effect following a decades-long fight by Indigenous people to close the trek. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed 348 metre monolith, formerly known as Ayers Rock, is a top tourist draw in Australia despite […]

Thousands rush to climb Australia’s Uluru ahead of ban

Uluru climbers

Sydney, AustraliaReuters Thousands of people are rushing to climb Australia’s Uluru, ignoring the calls of Indigenous people to stay off what they consider a sacred monolith, before the ascent is permanently banned at the end of the month. Visitors will no longer be able to scale the Australian landmark, formerly known as Ayers Rock, from […]