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

00:50  19 may  2019
00:50  19 may  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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. 

A FUNDRAISING PAGE set up to raise money to help find climber and Trinity College professor Seamus Lawless has raised € 70, 000 in just 11 hours. Séamus Lawless, an assistant professor at the university’s School of Computer Science, was one of four Irish people who climbed Mount Everest as

The family of an Irish climber missing on Mount Everest have launched a fundraising appeal to The family of Mr Lawless say the money being raised is for a team of expert Sherpas to help The GPS worn by Mr Lawless has been found almost 500m from where he fell, but experts have said it is

Fundraising page to help find Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest reaches €180,000 Seamus Lawless went missing on Thursday.

A FUNDRAISING PAGE set up to raise money to help find climber and Trinity College professor Séamus Lawless has reached €180,000 in its first 24 hours online.

Séamus Lawless, an assistant professor at the university’s School of Computer Science, was one of four Irish people who climbed Mount Everest as part of a group called ‘Ireland on Everest’ this month.

The 39 year-old was reportedly part of an eight-member expedition led by Co Down climber Noel Hanna, with the Himalayan Times reporting that he went missing at an altitude of 8,300m after falling near a balcony area while descending after reaching the summit.

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 family of missing climber on Mount Everest Séamus Lawless have set up a fundraising page to cover the Mr Lawless, a Trinity College professor from Bray in Co Wicklow, was part of an He is said to have slipped while in the “Balcony area” near the summit of Everest after reaching it early on

A professor at Trinity College Dublin has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the peak of the world’s highest The Co Wicklow man, who is married with a four-year-old daughter, was climbing Everest as part of a charity effort to raise € 25, 000 for Barretstown, which

A sherpa told the same source that other climbers had already descended to Camp IV, but that the status of Séamus, who is originally from Bray, Co Wicklow, is still unknown.

A GoFundMe page was set up last night on behalf of Lawless’ family to raise funds to help find him.

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

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


The page goes on the state that the insurance company that provided a policy for Lawless “are currently not providing assistance with the search and rescue”.

“The insurance company that had provided a policy for Séamus (Shay) are currently not providing assistance with the search and rescue.

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 family of an Irish academic missing since he fell on Mount Everest have launched a fundraising campaign to pay for search efforts. His relatives, who said Mr Lawless's insurers were not assisting in the search efforts, have asked for help to raise enough money to gather a team of Sherpas to find him.

The search for a professor at Trinity College Dublin, who has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the The Co Wicklow man, who is married with a four-year-old daughter, was climbing Everest as part of a charity effort to raise € 25, 000 for Barretstown, which

“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.

The page states that the family 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.

The family state that they have no information on what happened to Séamus and do not know his location.

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.

A vigil will be held for Séamus tonight from 8.15pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub. “Together as a community who knows Shay for his spirit and kindness, his strength and his resilience, and above all for his dreams and visions, we want to light a candle together to not lose sight of the light itself and to carry our hopes and thoughts as far as only light can carry them,” a TCD spokesperson said. You can visit the GoFundMe page

Body of Indian climber, in group with missing Irish man, recovered from Mt Everest

Body of Indian climber, in group with missing Irish man, recovered from Mt Everest Ravi Thakar (28) was found dead inside his tent at Everest Camp 4 last Friday.

He had reached the summit of Mount Everest this morning, along with a number of other Irish climbers. Mr Lawless is a Trinity College professor from This morning @seamuslawless, Professor at Trinity 's @AdaptCentre reached the summit of # MountEverest . Congratulations to you and

The search for a professor at Trinity College Dublin, who was been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the peak of the world’s highest mountain for the first time, has “The sherpas were shouting for him last night but couldn’t find him,” he said. “We are very sad

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

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