Uluru great, but cut out the vacillating on climbing!
Second trip to Uluru in July 2008. Climbed it the first time in 1997 when there wasn't much discussion about not doing it. This time around it is clearly a major issue. My family is very respectful of the traditions associated with not climbing, but my two daughters, age 13 and 16, really wanted to do it for the experience, knowing that soon it won't be possible.
We were there for a week, and despite saying that the walk was possible it was closed every day for wind - only on one day was it clearly too windy. Someone needs to make a decision - close it permanently, or allow climbers, and don't disappoint people and use spurious reasons to have it closed in an unjustifiable de facto way! Without the climb, it is still a fabulous destination, but don't expect to climb.
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