Crowley climbing in Wales
Thought you might be intersted in this I came across about AC's climbing in Wales.
Although he was a notorious occultist - infamous for incorporating sex into ritual magic, ingesting huge amounts of drugs, and glorying in the name of the Great Beast - Aleister Crowley was also a keen mountaineer. During April and May of 1893 the 18-year-old Crowley, accompanied by a tutor, scaled a large number of Welsh peaks. Whether he had a Romantic interest in the Sublime or just wanted to conquer nature is unclear but he certainly took on the north Wales landscape with relish.
If you want to follow in his perilous bootsteps and do a kind of Aleister Crowley Welsh mountaineering challenge, then these are the peaks you need to climb: Tryfan (915m), Glyder Fach (994m), Glyder Fawr (999m), Y Garn (947m), Foel Grach (976m), Craig Yr Ysfa, Carnedd Dafydd (1044m), Carnedd Llewelyn (1064m), Yr Elen (962m), Pen yr Helgi Du (833m), Snowdon (1085m), Y Lliwedd (898m). He also ascended the daemonic-sounding Twll Ddu (Black Hole) cliff on Clogwyn y Geifr (Cliff of Goats) at Cwm Idwal.
Thanks for the link, darkpoet. (Un)surprisingly, Twll Ddu is also called “The Devil’s Kitchen” 😉
Here are the links for two pictures of “The Devil’s Kitchen” in the Lashtal.com Galleries. In the Galleries you can also find pictures of all the fells where AC climbed in UK (Wales, Lake District, Scotland, et.)
Once we get the online map ready, more pictures from the Alps and the Himalayas will be available, as well.
Many thanks Michael!
Not heard about an on line map. Tell me more, maybe I can help.
Here is a link to the "Thelemic Wikimapia" thread:
Please PM me if you think you can help in any way.
i lived up in that area for 3 years and have been up those mountains many times- but all bar the cliff are walkable, so i am presuming AC did them "the hard way" - there are various routes up Tryfan, for example, that can be suitably terrifying : )