Himal Chuli. The ill-fated expedition of Britishers from Kenya under the joint leadership of J. W. Howard and Arthur Firmin to Himal Chuli, a 25,800-foot peak in the vicinity of Manaslu, was so beset by misfortunes that it had to abandon the climb before it had really seriously started. It is said to have had bad weather and difficulties with porters. Then in a reconnaissance above the 16,000-foot base camp, Arthur Firmin fell into a crevasse and broke his femur. Although he was immediately evacuated and was being transported to the Pokhara British Mission Hospital under the care of two nurses, he died before arriving there.