National Geographic : 1946 Jan
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by C.P.Mountford Twice the Author Scaled the Slippery Heights of Ayers Rock to See a Water Hole That Never Goes Dry This enormous kite-shaped rock is two miles across and 1,100 feet high. Neither grass nor trees can find a foothold onitssteep, smooth sides. Man can ascend only along the dangerous crest of a narrow ridge. High on the summit, reflecting the sky, is the remarkable water hole Uluru.