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Step By Step From St Jean Pied De Port To Roncesvalles

Discussion in 'Camino Frances' started by davebugg, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. davebugg

    davebugg DustOff: "When I Have Your Wounded"

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    Last September, I used my GoPro Hero 6 Black attached to my Gossamer Gear Mariposa backpack shoulder strap to record the entire 9 hours of walking over the Napoleon Route. I used a 14,000 Mah power bank and 4 256 Gb micro SD cards to record the footage.

    The link to that video is added below. At the video, select the highest resolution option for viewing that is native to your tv or computer screen.

    Now, you don't have to sit through 9 hours of video. The post production editing was done by John Sikora and included processing using Hyperlapse technology which does a sort of smooth, fast forward at about 8x the normal speed. Thus, you cover the Route in about 35 minutes.

    The footage also shows the decision points at the Col Loepeder starting down to Roncesvalle, showing where the choice between taking the road down vs the path is made. This might help those who want to take the less steep and slippery road alternative.

    It also shows the point where, at the bottom of the descent at the Chapel, one can access the path to the Colegiate Albergue rather than following the busy roadway.

    John Sikora has done the same for each of the Brierley stages on Camino Frances, and they are published to YouTube. In addition to the Napoleon Route, John recorded his doing the Valcarlos alternative to Roncesvalles as well. Look at his PlayLists. He also now has the same for the Camino Portuguese.

    The other thing about these videos is that during post production, John added WalkApp gps tracking to the right side of the video picture, outside of the video frame. This superimposes a marker of the walker on Brierley's map of the stage, and the marker 'follows' the progress of the walker showing where on the map the video footage is at.

    At the bottom of the video picture, below the frame, John does the same 'following along', but using a Google fly over map to follow the progress.

    At the beginning of each video, John does an overview of the route with a Google Maps flyover, and then show an elevation profile picture of the stage.



    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW8109DlG6s9fVbVe4tODFQ/playlists

     
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  2. Wily

    Wily Francés 2016; Portugués 2017; Inglés/Fisterra 2018

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    Hey Dave - Really good stuff! I just watched the Stage 1A and 1B (SJPP to Valcarlos to Roncesvalles). Really enjoyed seeing the alternate route through the Pyrenees since I haven’t walked it. I don’t think that I saw a single pilgrim on this route when this film was taken in late August. Beautiful countryside and very peaceful even though there is some road walking. I would definitely give the alternate route a try after watching the video. Thanks for sharing and Buen Camino!
     
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  3. davebugg

    davebugg DustOff: "When I Have Your Wounded"

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    Just a forewarning :) There is more elevation gain overall than on Napoleon, and the last climb is steeper than the steepest grade on Napoleon, though it is not as long as the total ascent on Napoleon.
     
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    Bryan Morlock Pilgrim Bryan

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    Fun to watch the video. It is amazing how much longer it is than I remember.
     
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    UnkleHammy Well-Known Member

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    Wow, this is great and brings back many memories. Thank you @davebugg for the "filming" and John for the post production work.
     
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