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TNF Founder Douglas Tompkins dead...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Northern Dancer, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    TNF Founder Douglas Tompkins, 1943 – 2015

    Tompkins died following a kayaking accident in Patagonia. He capsized in rough weather on Lake General Carrera with five companions around 11 a.m. He was airlifted to Coyhaique Regional Hospital. He died of severe hypothermia at 6:30 p.m.

    Tompkins co-founded The North Face with Kenneth “Hap” Klopp in 1964. He later founded the popular 80’s brand ESPRIT clothing with his then-wife Susie. The North Face is now one of the largest brands in the outdoors world and is widely recognized as a leader in high tech apparel and equipment. Tompkins has also dedicated much of his life to environmental activism. He and his wife Kris are credited with preserving millions of acres of wilderness in Chile and Argentina. The couple was dedicated to park creation, wildlife recovery, ecological agriculture and activism.


    He will be truly missed...
  2. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Yes he will be missed. His dedication and contributions to wilderness preservation will not be soon forgotten. Lots of people never think about the real person that started a successful and widely used product.
  3. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    ...he is also an action man. How many of us give up our dreams and aspirations at an early age? Here he is living out his dream.
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