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Climb for Science: in Gosse's footsteps

Before it's banned, your chance to walk on the side of logic and reason!
Sunday, July 14 to Saturday  20 July 2019.

Simply climb the rock sometime between July 14 and 20 and post a photo of yourself on social media at the summit cairn in your Climb for Science gear with a Vulcan salute.
Hey given the rarity of the climb actually being open these days if you get up anytime between now and "B-day" please also post a photo.

Celebrating the 146th anniversaries of the assent of Ayers Rock by William Gosse and cameleer Kamran.
Climb for Science will honour scientific exploration and research in central Australia with a celebratory climb up Ayers Rock/Uluru.
The climb will be banned due to ignorance and petty bureaucracy on October 26 2019.

Climb for Science 2018


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