Mr. Crowley has a habit of disappearing suddenly from Paris, only to bob up again in Zapotlan, Tali Fu, Askole, Hambantota, or Ouled Djellal. To him a long journey is an achievement, a satisfying thing in itself, like the “hidden knowledge” which he is forever in search of. In 1900 he explored Mexico without guides. Two years later he spent three months in India at an altitude of 20,000 feet. In 1906 he crossed China on foot. The success of his magic-drama, “The Rite of Eleusis” in 1910, in London, did not tempt him to settle down there for long as he was next heard of in the heart of the Sahara.
Aleister Crowley: Mystic and Mountain Climber by Arthur Loring Bruce: Vanity Fair, June 1915, Vol. 4 No. 4, p 43
See also: Aleister Crowley….mountains and other goats by John Appleby/Footless Crow