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

08:25  23 may  2019
08:25  23 may  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

Everest sees first summits of 2019

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Search resumes for Trinity College professor Seamus Lawless who is missing on Mount Everest © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Seamus Lawless

A nine-strong team of high altitude climbers have resumed the search for a Trinity College professor was is missing on Mount Everest.

Seamus Lawless, 39, went missing after he reportedly fell from an altitude of 8,300 metres last week.

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.

Earlier search operations had been unsuccessful but a new search was launched on Wednesday evening, led by Irish mountaineer Noel Hanna.

Hanna will lead the team to Base Camp IV of the world's highest peak this evening.

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 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.

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