I was approached back in December 2017 by Men's Journal for a comment on their piece featuring the Longitude 131 resort at Ayers Rock. The email from the assistant editor read as follows:
After a little thought I replied with the following tale of personal discovery:
Absolutely. We have a very tight amount of space so its currently limited to 100 words. Also let me know how you would like to be identified!
As a geologist, the impact of first seeing Ayers Rock and the surrounding area is memorable [“Outback Oasis” by Ryan Krogh, December 2017]. The views along the way and at the top are extraordinary and essential in understanding the its influence on human culture. With the potential ban on climbing Uluru, I feel it it should be kept open for future generations to enjoy. Given the importance of tourism to the local economy, one can’t help but think they are shooting themselves in the foot.
Your edited text and credits are fine. Any chance there might be space for a larger article in the future? Note I am organizing a "climb for science" in July 2018 to celebrate early exploration and research in central Australia. Please consider adding to the Mens Journal calender.
Thanks Marc! Yes, if we end up running a larger story, will definitely keep you in the loop. And thanks again!