A BRITISH mountaineer who died after plunging 1,000ft from a ridge near Mont Blanc left behind a letter urging his family not to stop his two teenage daughters from having adventures of their own.
David Freeman, 45, from Sandhurst, near Gloucester, wrote the letter in case he had an accident when pursuing his love of climbing and sailing.
Mr Freeman was attempting to descend a sheer drop of more than 600ft on the Cosmiques Ridge on the Aiguille du Midi in the French Alps when he died. He was roped to a friend, Mark Greenhalgh, 39, from Stroud, who was also killed in the fall. A third friend, Philip Walker, had chosen to free climb and watched in horror as his friends fell past him.