Dhaulagiri Tragedy. Two Catalans, Andorran Francesc Dalmases and Spaniard Jordi Cañameras, hoped to climb the west face of Dhaulagiri in the post-monsoon season. This route is technically difficult and was particularly so in the bad weather. In late September, at about 7000 meters, Cañameras decided to descend and returned to Base Camp with badly frozen feet. Dalmases insisted on keeping on and since he did not return from the mountain, it must be assumed that he has perished.