It took over eleven hours to rescue three young men who had strayed off the path at Uluru and become stuck in a crevice. Uluru is a sacred site for the local Aboriginal people, the Anangu, and climbing it is considered very disrespectful.

From the Telegraph  –

Tourists warned about climbing Uluru after 11-hour rescue mission

The 23-year-olds from Australia are thought to have got stuck in a crevice after going to inspect a waterfall on Monday afternoon, despite signs asking visitors to stick to designated trails.  

Rescuers finally reached the men by helicopter and abseiled them to safety on Tuesday morning, ending an 11-hour mission to save them.

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