Climbers fined $860,000 for drilling holes in a UNESCO protected rock formation

In 2017, three people drilled 26 holes into a UNESCO world heritage protected landmark in China called Python Rock so they could climb the 420-foot natural rock spire and take drone footage. It turned out to be a costly excursion — on December 30 a court ordered them to pay a $860,000 fine and one of the climbers received a prison sentence.

[via Ananova]

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