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IrelandIrish government offers support to find missing Everest climber

20:55  19 may  2019
20:55  19 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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

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

A County Wicklow man on a climbing expedition to Mount Everest has been reported missing . Séamus Lawless, 39, from Bray, was part of a team of climbers who "We hope that Seamus is found safely as soon as possible and until then we will be offering any support we can to his family."

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Irish government offers support to find missing Everest climber © Brian Lawless Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has promised help (PA)

The Irish government will offer any support it can to help efforts to find a missing climber on Mount Everest, its deputy premier has said.

Seamus “Shay” Lawless, from Bray, Co Wicklow, fell as he descended the peak on Thursday having just achieved a lifetime ambition of reaching the summit.

Simon Coveney said he had spoken to Mr Lawless’s wife Pamela several times over the weekend and had discussed how the authorities could help.

Irish government offers support to find missing Everest climber © Provided by The Press Association Seamus Lawless’s family have launched a fundraising campaign to help finance a search operation on Everest (screengrab of GoFundMe page/PA)

The Trinity College professor’s family have launched a fundraising campaign to help finance expensive search and recovery efforts.

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. 

More than a dozen climbers have also been rescued from the mountain in the last three days.

A County Wicklow man on a climbing expedition to Mount Everest has been reported missing . Séamus Lawless, 39, from Bray, was part of a team of climbers who "We hope that Seamus is found safely as soon as possible and until then we will be offering any support we can to his family."

His relatives, who said Mr Lawless’s insurers were not assisting in the search, have asked for the public’s help to raise the money needed to gather a team of Sherpas to find him.

A GoFundMe page set up by the family on Friday night with a target of raising 750,000 euro (£660,000) had passed 215,000 euro in little over 36 hours.

Mr Coveney said the authorities in Ireland would help in any way possible.

“I have spoken to Pamela his wife on a number of occasions over the last 24 hours,” he told RTE on Sunday.

“She is a remarkable woman and she is going through a nightmare that many of us simply can’t imagine.”

He added: “We are willing to offer any support we can, either financial or organisational, she knows that.”

Mr Lawless’s colleagues at Trinity College organised a vigil on Saturday evening.

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.

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

Read more: Irish Everest climber ’s extraordinary escape in Nepal earthquake (VIDEOS). “This morning his family, friends and colleagues shared his joy on reaching the peak of Mount Everest . “We hope that Seamus is found safely as soon as possible and until then we will be offering any support

The climber was an assistant professor at the university’s School of Computer Science.

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