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IrelandSearch continues for Trinity College professor who went missing on Everest

06:15  24 may  2019
06:15  24 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. 

THE SEARCH TO locate missing Trinity professor Séamus Lawless, who fell on Mount Everest last week, is set to resume today. The climber went missing at an altitude of around 8,300m, hours after he completed a lifetime ambition of reaching the peak of the world’s highest mountain last Thursday.

The search for a professor at Trinity College Dublin, who was been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the peak of Seamus Lawless (39) was a part of an eight-member climbing expedition led by professional Co Down climber Noel Hanna when he went missing

Search continues for Trinity College professor who went missing on Everest © Facebook SeamusLawless Seamus Lawless has been missing since last Thursday.

THE SEARCH TO locate missing Trinity professor Séamus Lawless, who fell on Mount Everest last week, is set to resume today.

The climber went missing at an altitude of around 8,300m, hours after he completed a lifetime ambition of reaching the peak of the world’s highest mountain last Thursday.

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

A fundraising page set up on Friday night by the Trinity professor’s family has reached over a third of its €750,000 target.

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 the missing Irish climber on Mount Everest has now been classified as a recovery operation. His climbing group has not yet returned to Everest base camp, so the exact details of the incident remain unclear. Poor weather conditions are also preventing searches from being carried out

Seamus Lawless went missing on the world’s highest mountain earlier this week. Relatives of the 39 year-old father-of-one say insurers will not assist in the search , and have asked the public to help them raise money A vigil was also held at Trinity College for the missing professor on Saturday evening.

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Search continues for Trinity College professor who went missing on Everest
The family issued an update through the page to say that search efforts for Shay were able to resume as weather conditions on Everest had improved.

“The expedition team, led by Noel Hanna with eight highly skilled Sherpas, has flown to Camp II and will commence their search from Camp IV tomorrow, which is not far from where Shay went missing.

The team is also using drone technology to assist them in the search operation and our thoughts and hopes are with them.

Hanna, an experienced climber from Co Down who was part of Lawless’ expedition team, will lead the team of eight high-altitude Sherpa climbers.

Chairman at Seven Summit Treks, Mingma Sherpa, told the Himalayan Times that the team will begin a search for the missing 39-year-old Irish climber this morning.

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 has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the peak of Seamus Lawless (39) was a part of an eight-member climbing expedition led by professional Co Down climber Noel Hanna when he went missing

A professor at Trinity College Dublin has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the peak A spokeswoman for Trinity College said: “Seamus and his family The Co Wicklow man, who is married with a four-year-old daughter, was climbing Everest as part of a charity

Search continues for Trinity College professor who went missing on Everest © Getty This photo taken on April 27, 2019 shows an aerial view of Mount Everest (centre R) taken during a flight from Nepal to Bhutan. (Photo by Sarah LAI / AFP) (Photo credit should read SARAH LAI/AFP/Getty Images) “The team, equipped with search and recovery equipment, will try its best to recover Lawless’s body from the Mt Everest death zone,” he said.

Deaths

Meanwhile, a large queue of climbers have formed near the summit of Mount Everest as expedition organisers reported two deaths on the world’s highest mountain.

An American and Indian climber are the latest fatalities, their expedition organisers said, on one of the busiest-ever days on the the 8,848-metre peak.

Donald Lynn Cash (55) collapsed at the summit yesterday as he was taking photographs, while Anjali Kulkarni, also 55, died while descending after reaching the top.

Kulkarni’s expedition organiser, Arun Treks, said heavy traffic at the summit had delayed her descent and caused her death.

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 peak of Seamus Lawless (39) was a part of an eight-member climbing expedition led by professional Co Down climber Noel Hanna when he went missing

The search for a professor at Trinity College Dublin, who was been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the peak of Seamus Lawless (39) was a part of an eight-member climbing expedition led by professional Co Down climber Noel Hanna when he went missing

Search continues for Trinity College professor who went missing on Everest © Getty This photograph taken from a helicopter shows an aerial view of the Mount Everest in Nepal's Solukhumbu district, some 140kms northeast of Kathmandu, on November 22, 2018. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images) “She had to wait for a long time to reach the summit and descend,” said Thupden Sherpa. “She couldn’t move down on her own and died as Sherpa guides brought her down.”

Pasang Tenje Sherpa, of Pioneer Adventure, told AFP that Cash collapsed on the summit and died close to Hillary Step as guides were bringing him back.

With reporting by AFP

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

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