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IrelandSearch called off for Irish dad Seamus Lawless who fell while descending Mount Everest

17:21  17 may  2019
17:21  17 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Seamus Lawless was fulfilling a life-long dream of reaching the summit of Mount Everest . © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Seamus Lawless The search for an Irish father of one who fell while descending the world’s highest mountain has been called off .

THE search for an Irish dad -of-one who fell while descending the world’s highest mountain has been called off . Seamus Lawless from Bray, Co Wicklow, was fulfilling a life-long dream of reaching the summit of Mount Everest , which stands at 8,848 metres, before he reached his 40th birthday in

Search called off for Irish dad Seamus Lawless who fell while descending Mount Everest © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Seamus Lawless The search for an Irish father of one who fell while descending the world’s highest mountain has been called off.

Seamus Lawless from Bray, Co Wicklow, was fulfilling a life-long dream of reaching the summit of Mount Everest, which stands at 8,848 metres, before he reached his 40th birthday in July this year.

The assistant professor in artificial intelligence at Trinity’s School of Computer Science and Statistics, had successfully reached the summit on Thursday along with several others in his group of eight led by world-renowned Co Down adventurer Noel Hanna - just hours before his fall.

Search now a recovery operation for missing Trinity College professor on Mount Everest

Search now a recovery operation for missing Trinity College professor on Mount Everest The search for the missing Irish climber on Mount Everest has now been classified as a recovery operation. Father-of-one Seamus Lawless (39), from Bray, Co Wicklow, fell at an altitude of 8,300 metres while descending from the world’s highest peak. 

Seamus Lawless fall on Mount Everest a 'freak accident'. A fellow climber who summitted Mount Everest with Irishman Seamus Lawless has said he suspected he may have been off -rope when strong winds knocked Last week, a second Irish climber died while descending Mount Everest .

© GoFundMe Seamus Lawless is still missing A Department of Foreign Affairs official confirmed the fatal accident. “There are more Irish people dying on Everest than any other nationality which this season to date has “The weather is improving on Everest and tomorrow the search will resume.

The decision was taken by rescuers and those on the mountain to stop the search for Mr Lawless, due to high winds of 55km and frigid temperatures of -27C with a wind chill, making it feel more like -43C.

Search called off for Irish dad Seamus Lawless who fell while descending Mount Everest © Getty File pic Panoramic view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar

Mr Lawless, who's wife Pam is five-months pregnant, reportedly fell from an altitude of 8,300m in an area known as the balcony.

The group suffered another tragedy on Friday morning when an Indian climber, Ravi Thakar, was found dead in his tent at Camp Four at 7,900m.

Ireland’s Pat Falvey, whom has scaled Everest twice said: “Other group climbers found him dead inside his tent when he failed to appear. The whole climbing community is devastated with this additional news.

Recovery operation for missing Séamus Lawless may not go ahead due to safety concerns

Recovery operation for missing Séamus Lawless may not go ahead due to safety concerns Seamus Lawless was fulfilling a life-long dream of reaching the summit of Mount Everest

IrelandIrish dad Kevin Hynes dies while attempting to climb Mount Everest . The search for the missing Irish climber on Mount Everest has now been classified as a recovery operation. Father-of-one Seamus Lawless (39), from Bray, Co Wicklow, fell at an altitude of 8,300 metres while descending .

Today, a new search began for Irish dad -of-one Seamus Lawless , 39, who fell after reaching the top of Everest . The Himalayan Times has reported that a team of nine, led by Irish mountaineer Noel Hanna who was part of Lawless ' original expedition, launched a search operation today.

“Mr Lawless’s wife, young daughter and other family members are distraught but the community will rally around them as best as they can.

“The search has had too be called off for safety reasons because of the high winds and frigid temperatures. As time passes the more difficult it will be for everyone in the group and for rescuers to locate Mr Lawless.

“This will be devastating for the group left on the mountain. Mr Hanna, who is group lead, is such a careful, dedicated and professional climber and for this to happen will be tough on him and indeed absolutely everyone.”

Mr Lawless had attempted the mammoth climb to raise up to €25,000 for Barretstown, a charity dedicated to seriously ill children and their families.

Mr Lawless flew to Nepal in April, to prepare for the climb and to allow his body to acclimatise to the thinner air, in a bid to avoid altitude sickness which can be life threatening.

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The family of an Irish climber missing on Mount Everest have launched a fundraising appeal to Séamus Lawless , 39, from Bray, County Wicklow, was part of a team of climbers who reached the We are searching for a body." He said that conditions descending the mountain were "very good"

(CNN) Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest , bringing the toll of those dead or presumed dead to nine across the 2019 climbing season. Last week, a search for Irish climber Seamus Lawless , 39, was called off , after the Trinity College Dublin professor fell while descending from

The guide company, Seven Summit Treks, involved in the climb confirmed they had involved a team of Sherpas to search for Mr Lawless.

Search called off for Irish dad Seamus Lawless who fell while descending Mount Everest © 2011 Nicole Kucera Peak of Mount Everest Above Clouds in Tibet.

Another Irish climber Jennifer Shirley and Saray N’ksui Khumalo of South Africa, the first black African woman to reach the summit are part of the group.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is liaising closely with Mr Lawless's family.

Meanwhile, the Himalayan Times is reporting that a third man, Narayan Singh, a member of the maiden Indian Army expedition to Mt Makalu died due to altitude sickness at 8,200 metres on Thursday night.

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The family called off the search for Seamus Lawless yesterday evening.

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