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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

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. 

Bray man Seamus Lawless reportedly fell while descending the world’s highest peak. A professor at Trinity College Dublin has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after The academic was pursuing a lifelong dream to scale the planet’s highest peak by taking time off from his

An Irishman, who had been taking part in a climb on Mount Everest , has been reported missing. It is understood that Seamus Lawless , 39, fell while descending the world's highest mountain earlier today.

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.

Fundraising page to help find Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest reaches €180,000

Fundraising page to help find Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest reaches €180,000 Séamus Lawless went missing after reaching the summit of the mountain.

Trinity College Dublin professor Seamus Lawless , 39, from Bray, Co Wicklow, was descending from the summit when he reportedly fell from an altitude of 8 AN Irish professor is reportedly missing after reaching the summit of Mount Everest this morning. It's being reported that Seamus Lawless , 39

Seamus Lawless , 49, of Ireland is missing at approximately 8,300m on Everest . Lawless is believed to have slipped and fallen near the Balcony area while descending from the summit with four other members of the 2019 Irish Everest Expedition.

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.

Irish government offers support to find missing Everest climber

Irish government offers support to find missing Everest climber Deputy premier Simon Coveney said the authorities would offer financial or organisational support to help find Seamus Lawless.

Mount Everest , known in Nepali as Sagarmatha (सगरमाथा) and in Tibetan as Chomolungma (ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ), is Earth's highest mountain above sea level

Mount Everest , at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft), is the world's highest mountain and a particularly desirable peak for mountaineers. More than 296 people have died trying to climb it.

“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.

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

Mount Everest holds the impressive title of ‘tallest mountain in the world,’ but many people don’t know about its other, more gruesome title — the world’s largest Unlike Green Boots, however, who had likely gone unnoticed during his death due to the small amount of people hiking at that time, at least

An Irish climber has gone missing while descending from the summit of Mount Everest . Seamus Lawless , an Assistant Professor at the School of He was part of an eight-strong team led by Noel Hanna, a climber from Co Down who had reached the peak eight times. Mr Lawless slipped and fell

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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