wrote accounts of the expedition for the Pioneer of India
and the Daily
of London, and I republished them later in Vanity Fair. I
used these articles to attack the English Alpine Club. Every
incident served for the occasion of some gibe, sarcasm, insult
or irony. I had no personal motive, of course. I wished to hold
up to ridicule and contempt the set of old women who were
knocking the sport on the head by intriguing against any
climbers who were no simply polite people pulled up peaks by
peasants and proud of it at that. The Alpine Club has done its
best to ignore Himalayan expeditions, as it did to burke every
ascent by guideless climbers in the Alps.
— The Confessions of Aleister Crowley.
New York, NY. Hill and Wang, 1969. Pages 442-443