Urulu – The Extraordinary Pebble – Part IV

Australia & Pacific | | September 3, 2009 at 10:05 am



The Urulu or Ayers Rock is the second biggest monolithic formation globally, following Mount Augustus that is also located in Australia. Nearly twenty-five kilometres from Uluru, is yet another consecrated rock formation called the Kata Tjuta that means ‘several heads’ also known as ‘the Olgas’ that got the name due to Queen Olga from Württemberg during 1872.

The rock layers that constitute Uluru are thought to be nearly of the similar age and origin as the one at Kata Tjuta, in spite of the varying nature of the rocks found in them. The Urulu rock strata are virtually vertical, plummeting to the south-west direction at an 85 degree angle, having a bare thickness of nearly 2,400metres.

Ayers Rock

There are exceptional viewing locales that are accessible by road and parking being built to enable sightseers to partake in the finest sights of both sites during sunrise and sunset. The highly popular activities undertaken at Urulu are climbing it. Though the native Anangu community refrain from climbing it as they hold it in utter reverence, appealing even sightseers to abstain from scaling it, evident in the signposts put up to this effect.

Nevertheless, as Uluru is presently on lease as a national park to Australia the tourists can freely ascend the rock. The sheer climb to the crest of the Ayers Rock consumes more than an hour in the arid climatic conditions with sound fitness levels, proper climbing gear and plentiful water being the pre-requisite. About the base of the Urulu there are several disaster-management radio alarms set at varying locations to cope with any injury or aggravated health conditions.

The climb is believed to tread upon a crucial dreaming trail that has been a perennial reason of sorrow and anguish amongst its time-honoured owners. Nonetheless, the natives are incapable of proscribing the climb as it is a top attraction among visitors that turn up in hoards annually for this reason. A rope for support has been incorporated for making the climb undemanding, yet it is a lengthy and precipitous climb with scores of climbers letting go of their intentions partway to ascend it. Numerous fatalities cited annually are directly correlated to climbing the rock, mostly due to cardiac arrest.

As the day progresses and the atmospheric conditions change, the rock spectacularly metamorphoses colours ranging from varied hues of blue, violet to radiant red. Scores of eager shutterbugs lay base here for days on end to get the best photo-ops to record the myriad colour variations of the Urulu, a once in a lifetime experience, not to be missed out.

Urulu – The Extraordinary Pebble – Part I

Urulu – The Extraordinary Pebble – Part II

Urulu – The Extraordinary Pebble – Part III

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6 Comments

  1. Anthony says:

    Thanks for those climbing special tips! I would make it lot easier to plan trip for my gang!

  2. Pat says:

    Tell me more about that Olgas. Is it kinda good visit to be combined with Ayers rock? How much time could be kept aside for Olgas?

  3. The two mountain formations which are asteroids are coming from another world.

    They are known as Mount Olga Urulu and in Australia and its origin was a mystery.

    If you want to envision the coordinates indicated what can be done from the website free Google Earth can see the earth as if on a satellite with a telescope.

    Urulu. 25 ° 20.26 ’13 “S 131 ° 02.22 ’21″ E

    Mount Olga. 25 ° 17.54 ’68 “S 130 ° 44’45, 15″ E

    Originally part of an asteroid equivalent to 3280 meters in diameter collided at 32 km from where the Urulu, with an average density of 2.5 ‘-.

    The onset of impact is 25 ° 07’01, 89 “S 130 ° 50’18, 37″ E

    The distance between Mount Olga and is 20 Km Urulu

    The distance Urulu first area of impact is 32 Km

    The distance from Mount Olga at the beginning of impact is 24 Km

    The astrobleme I leave the impact that was tangentially with 22 ° tilt, created a teardrop shaped footprint of 20.1 km long by 24.2 km wide.

    It was accompanied by three other smaller asteroids that hit with a larger angle in the coordinates where the center have created three craters 8 km 7 km and 7.6 km

    Crater 1 of 8 Km 25 ° 05’11 “S 130 º 45.35 ’18″ E

    Crater 2 of 7 km 25 ° 03’02, 86 “S 130 ° 54’20, 87″ E

    Crater 3 7.6 km 25 ° 06’11, 38 “S 130 ° 59 ’52.48″ E

    The entry speed was approximately one km per second, very low speed compared to meteorites, all because of the gravity of our planet to asteroid kidnapping.

    There was little heat radiation due to the slow speed.
    A una distancia de 100 Km. se produjo un terremoto de 7.1 en la escala de Richter.
    There are other impacts within a radius of 300 km
    Read more at astroblematierra.com

    Agustin Alcaraz.
    Cartographic Research and Nature.

  4. Timothy says:

    What would you consider ideal health conditions for the climb? What kinda activities are popular with Olgas? Btw, great information.

  5. Glen says:

    I think it’s quite fun stuff for me as I am sure to visit there soon. However, I wanna know, if there is any kinda resistence from locals as climbing is against their beliefs

  6. Maria says:

    I and my gang have been here for camping. This is an awesome place to visit. Actually we’ve got a bike gang and we have travelled whole Australia on bike.

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