Japanese tourist dies climbing Uluru in Australia

Uluru, a large sandstone formation in central Australia, is sacred to the Indigenous Anangu people and is visited by more than 250,000 people each year.

(CNN)A Japanese tourist has died while trying to climb Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, in Australia's Northern Territory.

The 76-year-old man collapsed on Tuesday afternoon while ascending one of the steepest parts of the climb, ABC News reported.
He was lifted by helicopter to a clinic in nearby town of Yulara, where he was later confirmed dead.
He is the 37th person to die climbing Uluru since the 1950s, when authorities began keeping records. The last death was in 2010.
    Tourists climb the monolith of Uluru to reach the 340m summit.

    A sacred site