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A story today on a couple of Navarra websites. Korean pilgrim rescued by the local bomberos yesterday after getting lost and suffering from hypothermia on the Route Napoleon. Just because Camino routes are officially "open" that does not mean that it is necessarily safe to walk without adequate preparation and careful judgment.
I'm 20km ish from Burgos.. definitely potential hyperthermia weather for the less prepared. And so is sitting around in wet gear once in your albergue, don't forget to shower and change straight away. I've seen peeps get hypothermia like this in my army days.
Walked from Atapuerca to Burgos today through constant heavy freezing rain and snow. It’s still only 6 degrees, 2 when we started. Lots of pilgrims taking the bus and taxis, they just didn’t have the wet weather gear.
In Villavilla de Burgos. No snow, but occasional very heavy rain. Invested 2 euros in a hat.
People from warm countries - stay indoors and wait for it to pass.
People from northern climes - you'll need your coat.
(This does not apply to the Route Napoleon - take local advice.)
Rain, sleet, snow and high winds yesterday through the mountain pass at Acebo where you cross from Asturias into Galacia on the Primitivo. Snow this morning in Fonsgrada. Temp just above freezing. Tomorrow though and through next week temperatures in high teens and sun. Camino in April
It's April. At this time of year, that kind of thing comes and goes. And by May 1 it could be hot for all we know right now - and then you'd be lugging those boots around, @gerip. If it were me, I'd leave them home. But that's one person's opinion, so TIFWIW.
Arriving in Burgos on May 2nd to walk to Leon. The weather weather forecast looks ok, what it like there now? Not planning to bring heavy clothes. If my clothes are wrong, I will buy new closes in Burgos.
On April 25 snowing around A Gudina on the Sanabres/VDLP. Luckily we saw it from the train on the way to starting at Ourense. Saw a newspaper headline saying that this past April was the rainiest since the 60s. Pouring rain when we got to Ourense, but unbelievably the sun came out the next morning when we started and the weather stayed perfect all the way to Santiago. It's better to be lucky than a good planner, it seems.