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  • MichaelC
    Right, I thought ... I doubt I know this David guy ... but I'll just look at his page and OH HIM! Yeah, I remember having a really nice talk with him one afternoon. I've been following a handful of FB groups for the Via Francigena and the...
  • MichaelC
    I personally didn't notice any other news about him but I followed another guy on Facebook for a while who will be known to many of us: David Vidal Figuls from the Casa de los Dioses just before Astorga. At the beginning of June, I think, he...
  • MichaelC
    Any word on how this guy has been faring? I actually met him in Moissac; I had no idea he was so well known.
  • MichaelC
    MichaelC reacted to jl's post in the thread Col du Grand Saint-Bernard details with Like Like.
    I crossed Gran San Bernard on May 31st. Having said that, I stayed a couple of days at the Hospice. When I give talks about the VF, and indeed about anything to do with pilgrimage, this is the place where I tell people I have never felt more...
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    MichaelC reacted to timr's post in the thread Col du Grand Saint-Bernard details with Like Like.
    @MichaelC you will certainly notice the cold! I had been living almost on the equator for many years before I did it! The pass is 'insanely cool' in more ways than one. ;) ❄ You will see in my notes I went twice - even in July, it snowed during...
  • MichaelC
    Have a look here... https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/gsb-a-guide-to-crossing-the-great-st-bernard-pass.59812/
  • MichaelC
    Thanks. All this is super useful. The Pass sounds insanely cool, but I doubt it will be open when I'm looking at starting - sometime in May. My current plan is to start in Aosta and walk to Rome ... but I would love to start in Lausanne if I can...
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    MichaelC reacted to Galloglaigh's post in the thread Col du Grand Saint-Bernard details with Like Like.
    You can bus it to the Hospice (the last stop in Switzerland) on certain days. The timetable can be found here https://www.sbb.ch/en/buying/pages/fahrplan/fahrplan.xhtml More information here...
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    MichaelC reacted to kazrobbo's post in the thread Col du Grand Saint-Bernard details with Like Like.
    Depends on how important the Pass is to you. I knew with 100% certainty from the outset I wouldn't be able to reach it on foot early May 2019...so I just 'let it go'. The road was closed so bussing up to the Hospice was not an option. The Pass is...
  • MichaelC
    I know the Col du Grand Saint-Bernard isn't passable until early to mid June. What I don't know, though, is what exactly this means in practical terms. If the pass is closed, what is the last stop in Switzerland for walkers, and where in Italy...


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