Yvon Chouinard

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Birthday
9, 1938
Birthplace
Maine
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
Maine

About

Outdoor industry entrepreneur and rock climber known for founding the Patagonia company. He appeared on the cover of Fortune magazine and was called the most successful businessman in the outdoor industry.

Before Fame

He was interested in falconry as a young man and founded the Southern California Falconry Club.

Trivia

He was an early advocate of rock climbing, placing a great deal on emphasis on the importance of climbing style.

Family Life

He has a son named Fletcher and a daughter named Claire.

Associated With

He and Eric Shipton are both famous rock climbers.