The iron cross – highest point on the Camino
It’s 1500 metres up to the iron cross in the mountains of Leon.
Higher than Ben Nevis. I cycled up it on my lovely Giant E-Bike. You pass by spiritual tributes in the fence and climb and climb. At the top is a huge mound of stones surrounding a tall wooden pillar with an iron cross on the top.
Since the early days of the pilgrimage people have carried a stone from home and laid out at the foot of the cross as an atonement for sins. So the pile of stones confess from every corner of the globe. I prefer to use my stone from home as an opportunity to count my blessings.
You won’t miss my stone. I painted it! And it may be there hottest day of the year so far but there’s snow up there…