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

13:15  18 may  2019
13:15  18 may  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Trinity College to hold candlelit vigil for missing professor Seamus Lawless as fundraising campaign raises over €100,000 in under a day

Trinity College to hold candlelit vigil for missing professor Seamus Lawless as fundraising campaign raises over €100,000 in under a day Seamus Lawless went missing after he reportedly fell from an altitude of 8,300 metres on Thursday morning . The married dad-of-one had been following a lifelong dream to scale the world's highest peak while raising €25,000 for children's charity Barretstown. © Microsoft ICE DO NOT EDIT THIS DOCUMENT Seamus Lawless and Jenny Copeland on one of their earlier treks in training for the climb The Bray man's colleagues will hold the vigil in the Long Room Hub from 8:15pm.

The search for a professor at Trinity College Dublin, who was been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the Meanwhile, the company that organised the climb said the search has become a recovery operation . Mingma Sherpa, the owner of Seven Summits Treks

The search for a professor at Trinity College Dublin, who has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the The climber, who is from Bray, Co Wicklow, is said to have slipped while in the balcony area near the summit of Everest after reaching the summit early on

Search now a recovery operation for missing Trinity College professor on Mount Everest Seamus Lawless and Jenny Copeland on one of their earlier treks in training for the climb

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.

Mingma Sherpa, owner of Seven Summits Treks, told RTE News that conditions descending the mountain were "very good" but that Mr Lawless appears to have had an accidental fall.

"It is a very difficult situation. We are searching for a body," Mr Sherpa said.

"The Sherpas were shouting for him last night but couldn't find him."

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.

The search for a professor at Trinity College Dublin, who was been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the The climber, who is from Bray, Co Wicklow, is said to have slipped while in the balcony area near the summit of Everest after reaching the summit early on

A professor at Trinity College Dublin has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the My friends are joking that climbing Everest is my mid-life crisis,” Mr Lawless said in an interview published in 2 Search for missing Trinity professor on Mount Everest called off.

Mr Mingma confirmed to RTE that he has spoken to Mr Lawless's wife, Pam.

Search now a recovery operation for missing Trinity College professor on Mount Everest Fall: Trinity College professor and climber Seamus Lawless had reached the summit on Everest early yesterday morning and was starting the descent

"She called me many times, but how do we explain the details? When the team returns, we will have more details."

"We are very sad because we have lost one of our best mountaineers. Everybody is very upset in the Himalayas,” he said.

The 39-year-old Trinity College professor had been part of an eight-member expedition team, led by professional mountaineer Noel Hanna.

It is understood he slipped while in an area known as the Balcony after reaching the mountain's summit on Thursday morning.

His climbing group has not yet returned to Everest base camp, so the exact details of the incident remain unclear.

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.

The search for a professor at Trinity College Dublin, who was been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the The climber, who is from Bray, Co Wicklow, is said to have slipped while in the balcony area near the summit of Everest after reaching the summit early on

The search for a professor at Trinity College Dublin, who was been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the The climber, who is from Bray, Co Wicklow, is said to have slipped while in the balcony area near the summit of Everest after reaching the summit early on

Poor weather conditions are also preventing searches from being carried out, with temperatures dropping as low as -45C.

Gallery: Here's what it's like to live at Everest base camp (National Geographic)

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

A GoFundMe page has been set up by the Lawless family, which has already raised more than €13,000.

“It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Lawless family have had to set up this GoFundMe page to ask for donations,” the description read.

“Shay achieved his lifelong dream on the morning of Thursday 15th May when he reached the peak of Mount Everest. Tragically, on his descent, Shay fell and has been missing since.

“With the weekend upon us, we, the family of Shay, have been left with no other option but to ask for assistance in raising funds to gather a team of expert Sherpas to locate and bring our beloved Shay home to Ireland.

“Time is of the essence in the search mission and the costs of running this mission are substantial.”

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

Efforts to locate an Irish climber missing on Mount Everest have been suspended due to bad weather. Seamus Lawless, a Trinity College professor from Bray in Co Wicklow, fell while in an area near the summit known as the balcony yesterday.

Mr Lawless is a Trinity College professor from Bray in Co Wicklow. He also works with the ADAPT Centre in Trinity College , which develops next generation digital In a statement, the college says "this morning his family, friends and colleagues shared his joy on reaching the peak of Mount Everest .

The family spokesperson added that they have received “little to no information” about what happened on Thursday morning.

“It is our priority to locate him and bring him home and we appreciate all the support that can be offered as we face this hugely challenging situation.”

Mr Lawless had embarked on the exhibition in a bid to raise €25,000 for the Barretstown charity, which provides support for seriously ill children and their families.

Dee Ahearn, chief executive of Barretstown, has said that everyone at the charity is thinking of Mr Lawless's loved ones as the search continues.

"This is a dreadfully upsetting and uncertain time for Seamus and his family.

"Our thoughts, and indeed the thoughts of the entire Barretstown community, are with Seamus, his family and friends," Ms Ahearn said.

Mr Lawless said when he was a child his father gave him a National Geographic map of the climbing route up the south face of Mount Everest. The map stayed on his bedroom wall as he grew up, staying there until he left for Nepal in April.

The father of one said that he had been preparing for the challenge alongside fellow climbers from the Ireland on Everest group for four years.

Search resumes for Trinity College professor Seamus Lawless who is missing on Mount Everest

Search resumes for Trinity College professor Seamus Lawless who is missing on Mount Everest The team is being led by Irish mountaineer Noel Hanna . Hanna will lead the team to Base Camp IV of the world's highest peak this evening. A search of the mountain's death zone will begin on Thursday morning, reports the Himalayan Times. The team consists of eight high-altitude Sherpa climbers, including lead guide Temba Bhote. Hanna and Bhote reached the summit of Everest with Lawless last Thursday. The Bray man is reported to have slipped while descending from the summit point later that day. A GoFundMe page set up to help pay for the costs of the search has already raised over €250,000.

Mr Lawless, a Trinity College professor from Bray in Co Wicklow, was part of an eight-member climbing expedition when he went missing The company that organised the climb said the search has become a recovery operation . 3 Search for missing Trinity professor on Everest called off.

Irish professor , 39, missing on Everest after slipping at 27,000ft 'balcony' of the mountain on his The professor at Dublin's Trinity College joked the climb was his 'mid-life crisis' A member of an Indian army expedition to Mount Makalu also died on Thursday A search operation has resumed today after an Irish professor went missing on Everest after

"I turn 40 in July," he said in February.

"My friends are joking that climbing Everest is my mid-life crisis."

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Seamus Lawless had been missing on the world’s highest mountain since last week and has not been located despite the best efforts of search teams . Seamus, 39, who was a computer science lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, has left behind his wife, Pam and young daughter, Emma. The service will be held at the Holy Redeemer Church in Bray on Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m A post on RIP.ie reads: "Séamus (Shay) Lawless, aged 39, died following a freak accident having summited Mount Everest on the 16th May 2019.

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