For months now there's been rumors that the Australian government would ban climbing Uluru (former known as Ayers Rock). The site is a sacred place to many of Australia's Aboriginal tribes and the local board of the park that surrounds Uluru recommended the ban last year. But MSNBC is reporting that the Aussie government has decided against the ban.
Tourists can carry on climbing Uluru, the massive rock in the heart of the Australia's central red desert, after the Australian government on Friday ruled out banning the popular ascent, for now.
Every year about 350,000 people, half from overseas, visit Uluru – previously known as Ayers Rock – with 100,000 choosing to climb the 1,142-foot rock.
Uluru is a World Heritage Site.