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Climbers look like a row of ants on top of Ulluru in Australia.The local Aṉangu do not climb Uluru because of its great spiritual significance. They request that visitors do not climb the rock, partly due to the path crossing a sacred traditional Dreamtime track, and also due to a sense of responsibility for the safety of visitors. Despite this climbing Uluru remains a popular attraction for visitors. A chain handhold added in 1964 and extended in 1976 makes the hour-long climb easier, but it is still a long (800 m/0.5 mi) and steep hike to the top, where it can be quite windy. Australian goverment is considering banning the climb. Uluru is one of Australia's most recognisable natural landmarks. The sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high (rising 863 m/2,831 ft above sea level), with most of its bulk lying underground, and has a total circumference of 9.4 km (5.8 mi).[4] Both Uluru and the nearby Kata Tjuta formation have great cultural significance for the Aṉangu people, the traditional inhabitants of the area, who (sopped recently) lead walking tours to inform visitors about the local flora and fauna, bush foods and the Aboriginal dreamtime stories of the area.

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  • Copyright: Arun Iyer (Aruns) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 37] (145)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-10-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.5
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-07-06 0:48
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