Doug Tompkins

All of us at Swoop were very sad to hear the news this morning that Doug Tompkins had died in a kayaking accident on Lago General Carrera in Aysen. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

In October this year, I was lucky enough to meet Doug and hear him talk about his conservation projects in Chile and Argentina. Besides his fundamental role in the sustainability of Patagonia’s ecosystems, he’s also an inspiration to myself and a myriad of others as a businessman (founder of North Face) and as a mountaineer (finding a new route up Cerro Fitzroy in 1968).

For those that don’t know about Doug you may find the following interesting:

https://www.mntnfilm.com/en/film/180-south-2010
https://www.tompkinsconservation.org/

Luke Errington
Founder & MD
Swoop Patagonia