Uluru – The Climb

20130629-101627.jpgWe know not everybody is happy with our decision to climb Uluru but we hope that you can see from Matt’s post on the matter that it was not a decision we made easily (in fact much more difficult than we expected once we were actually there!) and we tried to tread as lightly as possible – being sure to keep on the marked path and leave no rubbish or toilet waste as we went and to take the climb seriously and stay safe (these along with the obvious sacred nature of the site are the most common issues with climbing the rock).  We don’t regret doing the climb – it was an amazing experience – one that I will never forget and I know Jack and Matt never will either!  It was very hard work – especially for those with no climbing experience like ourselves and I really had to give myself a talking to a few times to keep going as it was soooooo high and breathtaking.  We saw people doing the climb in ugg boots and thongs which was just crazy!!!!  It was our last day  at Uluru before I tackled the climb early one morning on my own – mostly because I just couldn’t not climb – I didn’t think I would ever get the chance to do something again like that in my life.  I had a good little chat to Uncle Murray who just happened to call my mobile just as I reached the top and sat down!  Hehehehe – nice to share the moment Uncle Murray!

Anyway – we wanted to share some photos and a short video of our experience – it was beautiful and so very different up there – it almost felt like we were on the moon.  Jack really is so proud of the fact that he did it – something he and Matt will share forever – they were both on a high that afternoon – a shared moment that I hope you can tell from Matt’s post – was a real father/son bonding experience.

We can definitely see why Uluru is such a sacred place for the Aboriginal people and it will live forever in our family memories now also.

The boys at the start

The boys at the start

Jacko starting to climb

Jacko starting to climb

Very steep

Very steep

Absolutely beautiful

Absolutely beautiful

Jacko talking to mum & the kids on the UHF about half way up

Jacko talking to mum & the kids on the UHF about half way up

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Jacko climbing

Jacko climbing

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Beautiful views of The Olga's

Beautiful views of The Olga’s

Checking out the view over the side

Checking out the view over the side

Great views!

Great views!

Jacko so proud to make it to the top

Jacko so proud to make it to the top

Having a look at the weather station at the top

Having a look at the weather station at the top

Me at the top

Me at the top

Scary!

Scary!

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The kids and I!

The kids and I!

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4 thoughts on “Uluru – The Climb

  1. What a special memory that will be for all of you. What an amazing place! Great photos.

  2. Awesome photos of the rock. Really enjoying your journey so far. Kids look like they are handling it well and having a ball. Travel safe – Son x

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