Douglas Tompkins, North Face Founder, Dies Kayaking at 72

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  • Tompkins dies from hypothermia after falling into lake
  • Tompkins had set up the 715,000-acre Pumalin Park in Chile

Douglas Tompkins. Photographer: Daniel Garcia/AFP via Getty Images

Douglas Tompkins, founder of North Face Inc. and noted conservationist, has died following a kayaking accident in his adopted country of Chile. He was 72.

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