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IrelandIrish dad Kevin Hynes dies while attempting to climb Mount Everest

01:15  25 may  2019
01:15  25 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.

An 85-year-old Nepalese man died while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak Before leaving for the mountain last month, Mr Sherchan had told the Associated Press that once he had completed the climb and become famous

In 1979, climber Wang Hongbao of China revealed to the climbing leader of a Japanese expedition that in 1975, while taking a stroll from his bivouac he had One of the best planned, equipped, and financed attempts took place in October when the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition arrived.

Irish dad Kevin Hynes dies while attempting to climb Mount Everest © Catalyst Images 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) An Irish dad-of-two has died while attempting a climb on the world’s highest mountain.

Galway man Kevin Hynes, 56, was part of a group from climbing company 360 Expeditions attempting to scale the Mount Everest summit, which stands at 8,848 metres.

Mr Hynes was attempting to scale Mount Everest from the Tibetan (North) side on Friday morning.

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. 

Second mountaineer this week to die while climbing Mount Everest . Last Sunday a world famous mountaineer by the name of Ueli Steck died after Steck, who has been dubbed “The Swiss Machine,” was attempting to climb Everest without the aid of oxygen. Now Sherchan has also passed away

An 85-year-old man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Everest . Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the base camp on Saturday evening, said Dinesh Bhattarai, Nepal’s tourism chief. Mount Everest climber numbers face major cut as China starts cleanup.

The Galway man’s death comes a week after dad-of-one Séamus Lawless went missing after falling up to 500 metres from the Balcony area of Everest in temperatures of -27C.

A recovery operation for the Bray man is continuing. He had successfully submitted the mountain just hours before.

In a statement, 360 Expeditions said: “Kevin (56) was one of the strongest and most experienced climbers on our team and had previously summited Everest South and Lhotse.”

Irish dad Kevin Hynes dies while attempting to climb Mount Everest © GoFundMe Seamus Lawless is still missing A Department of Foreign Affairs official confirmed the fatal accident.

They said: “The Department is aware of reports of the death of an Irish citizen on the north slopes of Mount Everest.

"We stand ready to provide consular assistance.”

Sherpa guide breaks own record by climbing Everest for 24th time

Sherpa guide breaks own record by climbing Everest for 24th time Kami Rita is targeting 25 ascents of Everest before he retires from high mountain climbing. Rita’s two closest peers have climbed the peak 21 times each, but both of them have retired from mountain climbing. Gallery: Here's what it's like to live at Everest base camp (National Geographic) Rita first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since. His father was among the first Sherpa guides employed to help climbers reach the summit, and Rita followed in his footsteps.

Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp on Saturday, but his cause of death was not immediately clear. KATHMANDU, Nepal -- An 85-year-old man from Nepal died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's

Because Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, it has attracted considerable attention and climbing attempts . A set of climbing routes has been During the 1996 season, 15 people died while climbing on Mount Everest . These were the highest death tolls for a single event, and for a

Kevin had reached Camp Three at 8,300 m on Wednesday.

According to the Himalayan Times, Kevin passed away in his tent at the North Col at 7,000 m in the early hours (Nepali time which is five hours and 45 minutes ahead of Ireland) this morning.

Efforts are underway to bring his body to base camp, officials at Base Camp said.

One of Ireland’s leading mountaineers and adventurers, Pat Falvey, who is the only Irish person to successfully ascend Mt Everest from the north and south faces twice in the world said: “I can confirm that Mr Hynes died on Mount Everest. It appears so far and from speaking with officials in Nepal that he died from altitude sickness.

Irish dad Kevin Hynes dies while attempting to climb Mount Everest © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Pat Falvey at Mount Everest

“There are more Irish people dying on Everest than any other nationality which this season to date has seen 19 deaths. This news is just tragic.”

Mr Falvey added with regard to the recovery operation for Mr Lawless, whose wife Pamela is expecting their second child that the recovery mission is continuing, “as the weather has calmed to safe levels."

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

Search resumes for Trinity College professor Seamus Lawless who is missing on Mount Everest The team is being led by Irish mountaineer Noel Hanna . Hanna will lead the team to Base Camp IV of the world's highest peak this evening. 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.

An American physician died over the weekend while attempting to summit Earth's highest peak. Yearwood was part of a 16-member team led by American climber Dan Mazur and sponsored by Everest Parivas. According to reports, the physician was on Everest for a second time when he died .

Mount Everest , at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft), is the world's highest mountain and a particularly desirable peak for mountaineers, but climbing it can be hazardous.

"The family have confirmed to me that if his body is found he will be buried on the mountain", he said.

The recovery operation for Mr Lawless, is being led by Co Down man Noel Hanna from Seven Summits Treks company and another eight skilled climbers.

In a statement on the crowd funding page, gofundme.com a family spokesperson said:"We would like to extend our thanks to all who have shown such support to the Lawless family at this very difficult time.

"We'd like to give an update on the plans for the search operation for Shay.

“The weather is improving on Everest and tomorrow the search will resume. 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 are also using drone technology to assist them in the search operation and our thoughts and hopes are with them.”

Donations to the page have raised almost €270,000 from the public.

They aim to raise €750,000 as they have said that they have been forced to look for donations, as the insurance company which provided a policy for Mr Lawless, are currently not providing assistance with the search and rescue operation.

Irishman who died descending Everest described as ‘wonderful man’

Irishman who died descending Everest described as ‘wonderful man’ The Irishman who died while descending Mount Everest was described as a ‘wonderful man’. Kevin Hynes, 56, from Galway, travelled to climb Everest with 360 Expeditions, who said that he was the ‘strongest and most experienced climber’ on the climb. 

Mount Everest is the tallest and most famous mountain in the world — a global beacon and metaphor wrapped in awe and mystery. It is also one of the most accessible big mountains in the world, bringing hundreds of climbers and thousands to its base camp in a typical season.

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