Route Napoleon winter closure reminder

@Bradypus wrote this on the forum the other day as a reminder to those who start their Camino in SJPP these days. 

black and white cold fog forest
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A Navarra website has published a reminder that the high-level route from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles via the Col de Lepoeder is officially closed from 1 November to 31 March. This will be the fourth year in which the route has been closed over the winter months by local law for the safety of prospective pilgrims and the rescue teams who in the past have often been called out in severe weather to rescue those who have endangered themselves and their rescuers by ill-prepared attempts at the crossing.

This as reported by Diario de Navarra on the 22nd