Climb every mountain

Come and celebrate the launch and release of Marc Hendrickx’s new book:

A guide to climbing Ayers Rock — Marc Hendrickx

With Roger Franklin, online editor of Quadrant, launching this important book.


Wed. 5 December 2018

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT


Il Gambero

166 Lygon Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

Tickets here.

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6 Responses to Climb every mountain

  1. Rob

    Having climbed and enjoyed the experience 3 times, this development appalls me.
    On one occasion it was 113F and our entire family climbed to the top.
    Light clothing, big hats, and plenty of water. All good.
    We all cherish the memory of this splendid achievement.

  2. Caveman

    ……those who have undertaken the climb, have been made to feel guilty about simply enjoying the natural world.

    No different to a boat trip on Katherine Gorge , the indigenous guide could white bash fast enough.

  3. John Michelmore

    What is the saying “Welcome to Country”!

  4. Climbed in in 1975, it’s a long way up!

    You think you’re finally near the top, but you’re just at the top of the current hump, looking at the next long hump. Once you get to the top there are lots of dips and ridges to negotiate. If it was in Europe there would be a cafe on top, so I think we Gubbas should get a pat on the back for that.

    I would expect back in the dream time it would have been a particularly spiritual experience for a young tribal initiate.

  5. I have climbed it in about 1995 but do not feel guilty. I enjoyed the view. I was interested in the amount vegetation on top which one can not see from below. Worn crevices in the sandstone catch water and soil. Birds have brought in plants. There were quite a few small birds such as finches. We also walked around the base with aboriginal guides. They told stories of a tribe coming from the north (I think they called themselves the wallaby people) that killed off the previous aboriginal inhabitants. They knew nothing of the older culture, their carvings or spiritual sites. They made up new myths. However, the guides said that Ayers Rock was not a sacred site but part of the Olgas had areas where men only were allowed and ceremonies took place.
    Present aborigines are invaders (probably around 3000BC from PNG)-some of the original settlers were forced down to Tasmania where they died out. Those on the main land were killed by the invaders. The aboriginal industry has made up myths and claims.

  6. Jimf

    They should advertise The Everest on it .

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