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Paragliders fined for leaping off Nunavut's Mount Thor

Three men charged for paragliding in Auyuittuq National Park have been fined $500 each.

2 Australians and a German citizen fined $500 each

Three men charged for paragliding in Auyuittuq National Park have been fined $500 each.

Chris Fitzgerald, 27, and Christopher Warner, 34, are from Australia and Nathan Kukathas, 30, is a German citizen living in British Columbia.

Three hang gliders have been fined $500 each for their leaps off Nunavut's Mount Thor. The sport is prohibited by Parks Canada. (Associated Press)

The group jumped off Mount Thor in June. The mountain has a cliff face which is one kilometre high, the longest uninterrupted cliff face in the world.

Their defense lawyer, James Morton, entered guilty pleas for all three men at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit Monday morning.

Paragliding is prohibited by Parks Canada regulations.

Crown prosecutor Leo Lane said the paragliders were in a very remote location and it would have been expensive and hazardous to send in emergency personnel in the event of an accident.

The men have 30 days to pay their fines.

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