Uluru gets an entry unto itself. There is nothing that can prepare you for this encounter or this climb. The natives encourage you not to climb the rock for several reasons. 1, because of how underestimatable the climb is. 2, because of the significance the climb has to their culture and 3, because 35 people have already died from climbing the rock. This number doesn't include people who died within a week of climbing the rock due to complications. It is a challenging experience that only mental preparation can help you accomplish. In order to make the climb, you have to let it all in. It really is a monolith, it's not just a big red rock. If you are told the stories which the aboriginal people surround the rock with, you only hear the stories up to a certain level. With knowledge comes responsibility and with responsibility comes respect, a respect you must earn. As a tourist knowing nothing about their culture, you begin at the bottom, like their own children do. Their art and their digereedoos are the only thing that is marketable to them. Their way of life would be like selling friendship. Their beliefs are based
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Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name...more info