Dhaulagiri I Attempt. Tasashi Amamiya was leader of the 17-man Tokyo Metropolitan Mountaineering Federation expedition, which attempted the south buttress of Dhaulagiri. Base Camp was set up on March 1 at 11,350 feet, Camp I at 14,750 feet on March 6, Advanced Base at 17,225 feet on March 10, Camp II at 18,375 feet on March 18 and Camp III at 19,000 feet on March 20. Tetsu Imura, Yoshitata Numao, a local porter and Sherpas Pasang Kami, Dakiya and Dorjee were killed in their sleep at one A.M. on March 26 when an avalanche hit Camp I. Six other inmates of the camp escaped. The expedition was called off.
Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club