The search for the Wicklow man missing on Mount Everest won’t resume until late next week.
Trinity college professor Seamus Lawless hasn’t been seen since he reached the summit on Thursday, with the search suspended because of high winds.
His wife, Pamela McDermott, is from Tullycorbet, in Co Monaghan.
Mingma Sherpa is the chairman of Seven Summit Treks in Nepal, which is leading the recovery operation.
He says they hope to resume searching on Thursday or Friday when weather improves.
Meanwhile, the family of Seamus Lawless, are appealing for help to fund a search operation.
Writing on a GoFundMe page, the family said the insurance company that provided a policy for Mr Lawless are currently not providing assistance with the search and rescue.
The family want to raise €750,000 to gather a team of experts to help locate him.