Director of National Parks
Fatality on Uluru climb
25 April 2010
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A 54 year old Australian man died yesterday on the Uluru climb.
The man collapsed some 160 meters from the base on the way down from the 348 metre high climb. Park rangers working at the base of the climb attended the man within minutes, but were unable to revive him. Paramedics arrived shortly after but there was nothing they could do.
It is the first death from climbing since 2000. Thirty six people are now known to have died climbing Uluru since records began in 1958.
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