Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Yesterday we lost Doug Tompkins, founder of The North Face and Conservacion Patagonica in a kayaking accident in Patagonia. Doug spent the last 20 odd years of his life founding parks and protecting land in Patagonia. While renowned as a climber he was also a skilled Kayaker. There are few details as to how the accident happened - he was with a group that is a veritable who's who of the outdoor world - but I am sure with time we will find out what happened.
I am saddened anytime someone dies in a kayak, but particularly someone who had such a big impact on the planet.
This is a good time to check out the film 180º South which he is featured in prominently.
Posted by paddlingOTAKU at 11:41 AM