This will be of real interest to readers. The past few days, there’s been a false narrative running on the Uluru climb ban. Many are surmising the decision was made by local aboriginals on spiritual or cultural grounds.

I did a bit of checking yesterday and found the only real source – Erwin Chlanda, Editor of The Alice Springs News, is the only person who has bothered to investigate since the ban was first announced a couple of years, due to the immediate interest to his readers (local tourism impact etc.)

As a young reporter in 1974, Chlanda interviewed the oldest custodian of the rock, Paddy Uluru – who told him if tourists  were stupid enough to climb the rock, they were welcome to do so. Mr. Uluru went on to say climbing the rock had ‘no cultural interest’.

So when the rock climb ban was announced, Chlanda got curious and decided to search for answers – who made the decision and why?

Turns out the decision was made by Parks Australia (a Federal agency) on financial grounds. 

The strain on staff and budget of rescuing injured rock climbers was weighed up, and so the decision was made to stop the rock climbs from October 2019.

Simple as that. Everyone’s going nuts and barking up the wrong tree.

The climb ban decision had nothing to do with culture, spirits, religion or anything other than money – This has more to do with Insurance liability than anything else – i.e. lawyers.

End of the day, it always does.

This would be a good read for readers to clear the muddied waters and help to get the facts straight instead of false assumptions.

Here’s one of Erwin’s many articles on the rock climb ban, amongst others he’s written. 

Summary of the article is here, with a link at the end:

The Rock: To climb or not to climb

I had the opportunity of speaking with Paddy Uluru early in my work in Central Australia (I arrived in December 1974).

Mr Uluru was the undisputed custodian of The Rock at that time.

We spoke face to face at the base of the monolith, and he was happy to be photographed with the Rock in the background. (Restrictions on photography of The Rock has since developed into a nasty, bitter and divisive issue. Apart from anything else the rules are stifling millions of dollars’ worth of free publicity of this tourist attraction.)

Mr Uluru told me if tourists are stupid enough to climb the Rock, they’re welcome to it.

For him there was nothing of practical value up there such as water, game nor edible plants.

He made it clear that knowledge of certain elements of the Rock’s dreaming must remain secret, to be known only by a strictly defined circle of people.

That knowledge would be passed on to outsiders at the pain of serious punishment and perhaps death.

But the physical act of climbing was of no cultural interest, Mr Uluru told me.

Maybe then, this is what the “don’t climb” campaign is all about (also quoting from the management plan): “Considerable resources are dedicated to managing the climb and to related health and safety issues.

“Maintenance of the park’s vertical rescue capability requires that the numerous staff involved undertake intensive external training and regular in-house training.

“Each time an incident occurs several staff and emergency personnel are involved and helicopters are often utilised.

“Search and rescue operations in the park often require those involved to undertake some level of personal risk.”

Translation: It’s all too hard?

The park is Federally funded. It had an operating cost of $15,306,000 in 2013-14 and received external revenue of $6,778,000, largely made up of ticket sales.

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So those grubs that ran that young lass off the road, have not handed themselves in. Course not , they are cowards that will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the cop shop. I thought their family were going to dob them in, not. More like they will club together for their air fare out of Australia.

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THAT IS THE QUESTION.

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The loss has been quite a shock,
As the abos will turn on the lock,
So the truth won’t emerge,
And the trial transcripts purge,
By the dingo who hides up on the Rock.

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A new day is upon us, full of hope as new days are .

But a dark cloud may yet darken our lives .

That cloud is cloud cuckoo Tigerbalm, which at this very moment could be on its way to blot out truth and light once more

Let us pray it will stay away. Let us hope for happiness, not another day of harpiness.

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There would not have been a permanent aboriginal presence at the rock because for a good part of the year there would have been no water around . We have footage of people on the rock from the 1940’s including a couple of aboriginals . This whole thing is a beat-up from the ‘aboriginal industry’ , often promoted by quasi aboriginals . Any money that goes to this industry needs to be audited every twelve months . That would sort them out .

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ahhh…you are in an AC/DC kind of mood
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How many drongos have looked the rock and thought ‘ I can do that’ and proceeded up the path only to vaporlock halfway up , then someone has rescue the dill.

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Did anyone see that shocking footage of those Lebs or muslims that ran that poor girl off the road. It was on Channel 7. Poor kid got such a fright she lost control of her car. They drove on laughing did not even stop to see if she was ok. Lets hope someone smacks the smile of the pathetic little beep beep beep’s. This should never happen on our roads. Oh, Melbourne of course.

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The abos gave whities the boot,
From climbing the Rock for a hoot,
Scomo says next,
You must send them a text,
To get their OK for a [ahem].

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I don’t think that is accurate Paul. Although it is a decision by Parks Australia, the Board that made the decision is dominated by the “traditional owners”. The expense was only one reason, the principal one being to keep the whites off Ayers Rock so as not to offend the Wagyl, or one of its relatives. I have a bit of experience with aborigines, and the infighting and plotting carried out by them is amazing. And since when did they give a rat’s arse about costs. The date of closure is significant. “In November 2017 the land-mark decision was made… Read more »

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Thanks Paul, should be easy enough, charge the dickheads who want to climb up there a fee. Chuck in a selfie at the top.

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