Irish police are asking for help to identify a climber whose body was found on the summit of Croagh Patrick on Friday afternoon.
The police said the man could have been at the scene since Thursday, reports the Independent.
The victim, a man in his mid-60's, had several fractures on both legs and is believed to have died after a fall.
A post-mortem examination will determine the cause of death, which is suspected to be hypothermia or a heart attack.
The Best Irish Gifts online this Christmas
Because of blustery weather conditions, members of the Mayo Mountain Rescue team and police had to climb The Reek to recover the remains, said a coastguard spokesman.
"The helicopter was proceeding to lift gardai to the scene but because of the weather conditions they had to abort the mission. The weather was horrendous," he said.
"The helicopter crew said it was very dangerous for them. There were severe winds."
Police said they hope to identify the dead man through a car which was located in a car park at the foot of Croagh Patrick.
Log in with your social accounts:
Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:
Don't have an account yet? Register now !
Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:
Already have an account ? Log in
Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:
Make sure we gathered the correct information from you
You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.
Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: