I made it to the top

Trip Start Jun 19, 2010
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Trip End Dec 14, 2010


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Flag of Australia  , Northern Territory,
Saturday, July 10, 2010

We had three days at Ayres Rock and all three days were expected  be cloudy with rain periods.  So I had resigned my self to the fact that I was not going to see Ayres Rock in the sun or for that matter climb up it.  Sheer luck after not being able to take Oliver on a camel ride we decided to head into the rock for a gorge walk as there had been quite a lot of rain the previous night.   As we were driving in I could see something on the rock, sure enough they just open it for people to climb after 6 days of being closed!  We headed straight there I was fortunate to be able to climb the Rock.  It was an amazing experience,  however I was very unprepared and it was quite silly of me as I only had 500ml of water, no hat and casual runners on,  not ideal, but it was one of those things you just do!   Ian stayed at the bottom with the kids as he had climbed it 20 years ago.   I got about 1/4 of the way and thought I had seen enough it was a beautiful view and I might head back down and not go all the way but something came over me and I keep on walking up.  About half way up  I new I was going to finish it as Dad would have loved to get to the top.   When I finally reached the top after over an hour I was so excited and proud that I had made it all the way,  it was a real exhilarating feeling,  the only sad part was that I had no one to share it with as Ian was at the bottom with the kids!   So I phoned my Mum for a chat!   When I was on the top the sun finally came out and I wanted to hurry back down so I could see the whole Rock with the sun shining on it. I was on such a high when I got back!



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jetson27
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So proud of you Row, what a great job, it will be a lifetime memory. Great photo's. Mum xxxx

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