Australia Indigenous Community Comes Together for Climb Closure Celebration
▶️ Hundreds of members of Australia’s indigenous communities gathered at Uluru, Sunday, October 27, to celebrate the climbing ban of the sacred monolith. (Reuters)
👉 The world famous climb to the top of Uluru, the sacred red rock in central Australia, has permanently closed. Indigenous people have long asked tourists not to walk on the ancient sandstone monolith because of its spiritual significance. But the closure of the climb is not universally popular.
Thousands of visitors have poured into the Uluru national park in recent weeks for the chance to reach the summit of the namesake monolith one last time.
It closed Friday at the request of indigenous leaders, who believe the rock is of immense cultural importance.