Memorial for missing Everest climber to be held today

The Trinity Professor who went missing on Mount Everest is being remembered today in his home town of Bray in County Wicklow. A memorial is being held to celebrate the life of the 39 year old climber, who fell after making it to the summit on May 16th.

Seamus Lawless leaves behind his wife Pamela, who’s originally from Tullycorbett in Monaghan, his little girl, Emma, parents Betty and Jimmy; brothers, sisters, large extended family and wide circle of friends.

They will gather at 11am at the Holy Redeemer Church in Bray, to remember Shay and celebrate his life. The family say donations in his memory can be made to Barretstown Children’s Charity.

Shay is one of two Irishmen lost to the mountain this month. 56 year old Galway man Kevin Hynes died in his tent at 7,000 metres in the early hours of Friday morning after turning back before reaching the summit.

They are among ten people reported to have been lost on the mountain as the death toll this climbing season continues to rise.