The North Face is an outdoor company that virtually everyone on the planet is familiar with. Their logo is synonymous with authenticity, and quality; a symbol of a brand that epitomises the spirit of adventure.
With that in mind, it is with much sadness that we have to report to you the death of North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins.
Tompkins, 72, was kayaking in Southern Chile when he fell into near-freezing waters. He was rushed to hospital in Coyhaique, the regional capital of Patagonia, with acute hypothermia and died six hours later.
The incident happened on Lake General Carrera when extremely high winds managed to flip the kayak that Tompkins was floating in.