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

09:35  20 may  2019
09:35  20 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 recovery operation of an Irish father-of-one who fell from the world’s highest mountain may not go ahead due “If any type of search, rescue and recovery operation is planned it will not go ahead if it is too Mr Lawless ’ parents were accompanied by several other family members, relatives, friends

Seamus Lawless ’s family have launched a fundraising campaign to help finance a search operation on Everest (screengrab of GoFundMe page/PA). Seamus Lawless search may not go ahead due to safety concerns , expert warns. The search for the Wicklow man missing on Mount Everest won't

Recovery operation for missing Séamus Lawless may not go ahead due to safety concerns © Irish Mirror Seamus Lawless

A recovery operation of an Irish father-of-one who fell from the world’s highest mountain may not go ahead due to safety concerns, a leading adventurer and mountaineer believes.

Twice Mount Everest summiteer Pat Falvey, who scaled the Himalayan mountain on two occasions, said it remains unclear how Séamus ‘Shay’ Lawless, from Bray, Co Wicklow fell some 500 metres as he was descending from the 8,848 metres summit.

The assistant professor in artificial intelligence at Trinity College’s School of Computer Science and Statistics, had successfully reached the summit last Thursday along with several others in his group of eight, led by well known Co Down adventurer Noel Hanna – just hours before he went missing.

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. 

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Mr Lawless went missing on Thursday. The search has since become a recovery operation , the company that organised The family of Mr Lawless say the money being raised is for a team of expert Sherpas to help recover him. They add it was his "lifelong dream" to reach the peak of Mount Everest.

Mr Falvey, who runs his business, Pat Falvey Adventures from his base in Kerry, said that over the next few days more information surrounding what exactly happened to Mr Lawless will be answered but that “a lot of questions currently remain.

The Cork native, was the first person in the world to complete the Seven Summits twice by climbing Mount Everest from its north and south sides.

Recovery operation for missing Séamus Lawless may not go ahead due to safety concerns © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Seamus Lawless

The search operation has now been confirmed by the Seven Summits Treks company and by Mr Falvey as a recovery operation.

“If any type of search, rescue and recovery operation is planned it will not go ahead if it is too dangerous to do so. Paying to put the lives at risk such as the sherpas should not happen if weather conditions are not conducive to do so.

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.

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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 18th May 2019, 9:11 am. A FUNDRAISING campaign has been set-up for a missing Irish father-of-one on Mount Everest as the search for him has now

“Sherpas, who are absolute experts in their field and go out of their way to recover injured and fatally wounded climbers despite the extraordinary dangers, would do so without being paid.

“A lot of questions need to be asked as to how Mr Lawless fell. From what I’m being told from the experts in Nepal is that he was only missed when Mr Hanna went looking for him after they had descended down from summit to the nearest camp. Climbing was treacherous as there is little sun on that side of the mountain. It would be a massive task to bring him down from the balcony area where he was last seen.

“Normally, a climber has fixed ropes attached to them and is accompanied by a sherpa in a type of one-on-one situation.

“The fundraising campaign launched to help to locate Mr Lawless is to be commended. Unfortunately no insurance company would sponsor you in the event of having a fatal injury.

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.

Séamus Lawless is said to have slipped while in the “Balcony area” near the summit of Everest after reaching it early on Thursday. A vigil will be held this Saturday evening at Trinity College Dublin for Séamus Lawless , a professor at the college, who has been missing on Mount Everest for the past

Séamus Lawless is said to have slipped while in the “Balcony area” near the summit of Everest after reaching it early on Thursday. The parents and other family members of the Irish man Séamus (Shay) Lawless , who has been missing on Mount Everest for the past few days, attended a candlelit

“It is an unwritten rule in mountaineering and especially in dangerous areas, that remains are often left there as a sign of respect to the person, the sherpas and the mountain.

Recovery operation for missing Séamus Lawless may not go ahead due to safety concerns © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Seamus Lawless

“It could take weeks for fresh sherpas to carry out a recovery operation.

“There are still 700 people waiting to summit Everest but weather conditions for the past week have been horrendous and it is only now that they are starting to slowly improve. The winds alone would zap your energy. So much is stacked against you. It could be weeks before any type of a recovery operation could take place.

“Throughout the past week high winds of 55km and frigid temperatures of -27C with a wind chill, making it feel more like -43C have been persistent.

Meanwhile, Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney speaking on RTÉ’s This Week radio programme said that he had spoken several times to Mr Lawless’s wife Pamela and committed to providing as much help as his Department can. “She (Pamela) is a remarkable woman and we will continue to help her.”

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.

Mr Lawless went missing on Thursday. The search has since become a recovery operation , the company that organised the climb told Irish broadcaster RTÉ. He was taking part in the expedition to raise funds for the Barretstown children's charity. Mr Lawless is an assistant professor at the School

Mountaineering expert says recovery operation for Séamus Lawless would be a ‘huge task’. A fundraising page set up by the family of Séamus (Shay) Lawless , who has From Bray, Co Wicklow, the father of one was part of an eight-member climbing expedition when he went missing after he

Mr Hanna has experienced another tragedy in his climbing career. In 2011, he was part of a team involved in another Everest summit attempt, where another Irishman and father-of-two John Delaney, 41, from Kilcock, Co Kildare died 50 metres from the Everest summit.

His body remains on the mountain.

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