Doug Tompkins passed away recently. He sounded like an exceptional human who contributed so much to business & conservation.

Hear’s to you and the legacy you leave Doug Tompkins.

Doug Tompkins (left), Rick Ridgeway (middle), and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard during the filming of the 2010 documentary '180 Degrees South' in Chile. Photo: Provided by Conservacion Patagonica

Doug Tompkins (left), Rick Ridgeway (middle), and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard during the filming of the 2010 documentary ‘180 Degrees South’ in Chile. Photo: Provided by Conservacion Patagonica

“it is this profound realization that Douglas Rainsford Tompkins is surviving, more strongly than ever, inside us. He is pushing on us already, reminding us that “no detail is too small,” inspiring us “to commit and then figure it out,” helping us realize that the first commitment is to beauty because out of beauty comes love, and only with love can we hope to approach his inextinguishable tenacity to protect what is beautiful, what is wild.”

Photo: Doug Tompkins (left), Rick Ridgeway (middle), and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard during the filming of the 2010 documentary ‘180 Degrees South’ in Chile. Photo provided by Conservacion Patagonica

Update 2016 – great video to watch: Douglas Tompkins: A Wild Legacy