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Founder of The North Face dies in Chile kayaking accident

Douglas Tompkins converted land he bought in Chile and Argentina into protected nature parks.


US environmentalist and businessman Douglas Tompkins, founder of outdoor clothing and equipment company The North Face, died on Tuesday during a kayaking trip in Chile, local health officials said. He was 72.

Mr Tompkins was on General Carrera Lake in Patagonia in southern...

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