Irish climber missing on Mount Everest after reaching the summit
Seamus Lawless has been reported missing after reaching the peak of Mount Everest.
Trinity College Dublin professor Seamus Lawless has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the summit.
According to The Himalayan Times, Lawless slipped down a balcony area of Mount Everest at an altitude of over 8,300 metres., having made it to the summit in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Efforts are underway to find Lawless, who is assistant professor in artificial intelligence at the School of Computer Science and Statistics in Trinity College.
The 39-year-old man from Bray, Wicklow, was among a group of Irish climbers on the mountain and he had previously scaled two peaks in preparation for the climb.
Trinity College shared an image of Lawless on top of the mountain on their official Twitter account on Thursday morning.
This morning @seamuslawless, Professor at Trinity's @AdaptCentre reached the summit of #MountEverest. Congratulations to you and @irelandeverest team. Your achievement is tremendous. Learn about Seamus and his remarkable journey here: https://t.co/oDftTLdDwt pic.twitter.com/EiUK1ycF5a
— Trinity College Dublin (@tcddublin) May 16, 2019
In a previous interview with the Irish Independent, Lawless, along with his climbing partner Jenny Copeland, was hoping to raise €25,000 for Barretstown charity.
JOE has reached out to Trinity College and we will update the story when there's more information.