Douglas R. Tompkins, who founded The North Face in 1964...

Douglas R. Tompkins, who founded The North Face in 1964 or 1966, according to conflicting reports, and Esprit in 1968, died in a kayaking accident on General Carrera Lake in the Patagonia region of Southern Chile on Dec. 8. Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, and his other companions were ...

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