Tourists scramble to Uluru ahead of climbing ban

At more than one thousand feet high, Uluru is one of the most recognizable sites in Australia. On Friday (October 25), hordes of tourists flocked to climb the peak before a permanent ban takes effect after a decades-long fight by indigenous people to close the trek. The traditional owners of Uluru – the Anangu people, have called for the path to be closed since 1985, when the park was returned to indigenous control. Anangu elder Vincent Forrester says Uluru has deep spiritual significance.

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