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The search for a missing Irish climber on Mount Everest is now a recovery operation, according to the trekking company which organised the trip.

Seamus Lawless, a Trinity College professor from Bray in Co Wicklow, fell while in an area near the summit known as the balcony.

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There were further searches once Mr Lawless’ GPS coordinates were established, however he has not been located.

-Noah Harte