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 ecosytems, he’s also an inspiration to myself and myriad 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.180south.com/
https://www.conservacionpatagonica.org/home.htm

Luke Errington
Founder & MD
Swoop Patagonia
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About Luke Errington

Luke fell in love with Patagonia when he first trekked through the Andes some 15 years ago. In 2009 he founded Swoop Patagonia and since then has trekked, ridden and paddled thousands of miles throughout the region. Back at home in Bristol he's a dad of three, and a keen trail runner and adventure racer. On his last visit Luke climbed to within 500m of the summit of Aconcagua and ran a 3 day ultra-marathon around the volcanoes of northern Patagonia.