They bought paradise in Patagonia … then gave it away | CNN Travel
(CNN) — This is the story of the couple who purchased paradise, the neighbors who curse their name and the idea that might save life as we know it.
It’s the story of how a climber who could afford his own mountains and a paddler who could buy her own rivers fell in love, pooled their fortunes and bought 2 million acres worth of fjords, volcanoes, pumas and killer whales.
Then, they pledged to give it all away.
Doug Tompkins and Kristine McDivitt should have fallen in love sooner. But if the timing was late, the setting was perfect.