Augustus, the largest rock in the world

The most gigantic rock in the world is not Ayers Rock of Australia, as most people believe, but Augustus mount (or Burringurrah), located in a remote area of ​​Western Australia ...

It is twice the size of Ayers Rock, because rises 858 meters and its crest reaches more than eight kilometers in length. It is also much older than Ayers Rock: 400 million years against 1 650 million years, ages that any female pizpireta would not air but that among the rocks does not represent so much time ...

This rock is rather a monolith: The word monolith comes from the Greek word "monolithos", derived from mono ("one" or "unique") and lithos ("stone"). Natural monoliths are formed by a single individual rock, which erosion has normally left exposed

Can be climbed: you just have to be willing to walk for 5 hours between ascent and descent. There are two main trails, of different categories of effort, and some side trails that serve to explore the mountain.

In addition, Ayers Rock (called Uluru among Aboriginal people) is losing some tourist charm because the Australian National Parks Department presented a plan for prohibit the access of visitors to the top of the rock. Sacred place for the aborigines, it is intended to avoid the problem of erosion and ... the one that supposes that there are no toilets up there.