I didn’t want to hijack another recent thread so I decided to post a new one, I apologize if it’s a little redundant. I’m a first timer hoping to walk the Napoleon and make it to Roncesvalles the first night (April 18). For those familiar with the routes and the weather, is this too ambitious?? I’m by no means an experienced backpacker, this is literally my first ever walk. I’m 46 and in fairly good shape, I love to walk/hike locally (day trips) and I’d like the challenge. However, being from a very warm climate I’m definitely not used to the cold! Honestly I hate it. If the route is deemed “passable” what’s difficulty likely to be this time of year? Is Valcarlos more realistic?? I know there’s always the option of stopping in orrison (if there’s a bed!) but I’d prefer to press on.