- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Findhorn Press; 9 edition (Sept. 26 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844095894
- ISBN-13: 978-1844095896
- Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 1.9 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 299 g
- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Santiago: St. Jean Roncesvalles Santiago Paperback – Jan 1 2013
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About the Author
John Brierley is a former chartered surveyor who promotes business sabbaticals and pilgrimages as a way to reappraise life's purpose. He is the author of several collections of maps and guides to the Camino de Santiago and the Camino Portugués.
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I have since researched at length what it would take to partake in this pilgrimage, though I question whether I will ever be able to consider myself "a Pilgrim".
The more I looked at the possibilities of taking part in this mysterious adventure, the more I wanted to explore the what/where/when/why/how aspects of carrying out the 800 km walking journey.
This book has made me decide that in a couple of months I will embark on the journey.
The book seems to encompass all I need to know, regarding the "w" list above. It has been carefully thought through in numerous past editions, contains excellent advice as to what to consider both from a physical and inner point of view prior to and during the journey, and even the quality and size of the book, is considered, so it can be used enroute.
Maps are detailed and pertinent to the would be adventurer/pilgrim.
Thanks to this book I am about to venture, well informed, onto what will almost surely be, the biggest adventure of my considerable years, and this book will be an important guide, during my travel.
Congratulations to the author.
27 May......I have now completed my Camino and my John Brierley guide book looks as if it has travelled 800 kms in the map pocket of my pants!
I am even more convinced that this book has to be the best there is for information and a "must" for anyone contemplating the Route Frances.
Some of my friends from other countries had their own guide books, but invariably, we relied on this guide to make final decisions on stopping points, gradients to be considered, alternate routes, locations of points of interest, including fountains, and a host of other useful information. I took no other book or maps with me. This book does it all.
Well done John Brierley.
Hmm. This guide shows that there are three mountainous zones (two close together in the last half; one at the start). I wouldn't walk through any mountains without a map/guidebook (the Brierley, in this case), a compass, and emergency equipment to survive a night outdoors 4,000 feet above sea level. To me that's common sense.
I also suggest learning a bit of Spanish before the trip. Free Spanish lessons are available online through Duolingo.
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