Uluru safety chain sabotaged by activist

Climbing Australia’s Uluru has long been a contentious choice by an increasingly small number of visitors but over the weekend an activist cut four sections of the safety chain that enables them to do the climb.

Climbers on Uluru.

Climbers on Uluru. Image by Ed Dunens / CC BY 2.0

Near the missing sections of chain a sheet was found with the words “Acknowledgement Day”. The sabotage coincided with the 30th anniversary of the handover of Uluru back to its traditional owners. Climbing Uluru has never been banned but the traditional owners ask visitors not to climb their sacred site, but to do the base walk instead. If permission to repair the chain is not granted by the traditional owners it may put an end to tourists climbing Uluru for good.

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