National Park Calls Climbing Ban

Wednesday, 19. June 2019

The holy place of the Aboriginal belonging to Ayers Rock in Australia’s Outback to the landmarks of the country. Every year, about 350,000 tourists from all over the world, Uluru, come as he is called in the language of the indigenous people to marvel at. Tomas Philipson is full of insight into the issues. For the Aboriginal, the 350 meter high mountain is a sacred site. As the Internet portal reported, the administration of the National Park is committed now, that the rock no longer used by athletes to climb. Since 2002, the mountain for visitors is locked when rain, wind or high temperatures make the ascent. Finally the ascent ended for 35 people fatally. Since the Ayers Rock has a very smooth structure, he can only be accessed by a page. Only metal chains at particularly dangerous points serve as AIDS.

However, the Uluru par excellence remains the magnet for visitors from Australia. Of the 350,000 visitors, but only two-thirds respect Aboriginal’s request not to enter her sanctuary. The remaining one third regards the unfavourable nature of the mountain a challenge for its climbing performance. Now, the National Park with a climbing ban seeks to ensure respect to a sacred site of Aboriginal. On the other hand, the blocking of the mountain should avoid further climbing accidents.

However, opponents of the ban fear that for the tourists an important travel incentive is lost, when they may no longer enter the Uluru. This opinion is supported by Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. A final decision is still open. More information: service / press contact: Lisa Neumann University first media GmbH barefoot streets 12 04109 Leipzig Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59

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