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I visited the great rock a number of years ago and made the climb. It is quite steep (60°) and requires chains in some sections. These chains can be seen in the photo.

Climbing Uluru is a popular attraction for visitors. A chain handhold added in 1964 and extended in 1976 makes the hour-long climb easier, but it is still a long (800m) and steep hike to the top.

Ayers Rock, also referred to as Uluru, is a large arkose sandstone rock formation in the Northern Territory, central Australia.

Uluru is a part of the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park and is listed as a World Heritage Site. It is one of Australia’s most recognisable natural icons.

Mamiya ZM film.

Challenge Winner
Less Than 5000 Views – Jun 2010

Which Way – Jun 2010
UK to Australia & Back – Jun 2010
National Parks of Australia – Oct 2010
Under, In, Above/Different Perspective – Feb 2011
The World As We See It – Jul 2011
2nd Runner-Up: Editors Choice Of The Week (TWAWSI) – Jul 2011
Australia At Large – Dec 2012
Landscape Group – Dec 2013

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    Brilliant image and oh what a climb!

  • Thanks Bev. Yes…I was literally petrified!

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image Mike. I love the colour & the clouds. Would love to visit here one day.

  • Thanks for the fave Michael. Hope you get to experience the climb one day.

    – Michael John

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Polly.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    An interesting angle on Uluru Michael.
    We walked the base.

  • Thanks Trish. I did part of the base walk as well. A special place.

    – Michael John

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Which Way

    Please stop by Awesome Views Around the World – Features June 1, 2010 to view comments. Thanks!

  • Thanks for the feature Cee…you have made my day!

    – Michael John

  • Judith Cahill
    Judith Cahillover 4 years ago

    Fanatastic use of color, I love a cloudy sky against a vivid background……….excellent.

  • Thanks for your comments Judith.

    – Michael John

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    You didn’t!???…I didn’t. What’s it like at the top?

  • I almost didn’t make it…but it was fantastic at the top. One of my best climbs ever.

    – Michael John

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakeover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature. Love the colours.

  • Thanks for your great comments Christine.

    – Michael John

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature Tainia….you have made my day!

    – Michael John

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 4 years ago

    Great contrasting colours Michael that make a very beautiful image. You forgot to mention the wonderful views from the top. I climbed this as well about 22 years ago. Too old now to even contemplate it. I believe they have now banned people climbing it.

  • Thanks Ralph. Yes, the view from above is breathtaking. They discourage people from climbing, but not banned yet.

    – Michael John

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