Worrying is like praying for stuff we don't want
Packing for your first Camino can be a daunting experience. 30 days with just what you can carry on your back. For a first-timer like me, I became so preoccupied with that part of my preparation, I didn’t allow time to consider what a joyous experience I was embarking on.
Soft, strong and last very long
When looking for the best socks for your Camino, Corrymoor Camino socks feel smooth and silky to touch and are a delight to have against your skin. Unlike sheep’s wool, mohair fibres are smooth so the bacteria which cause smells, have nowhere to hide, so you don’t need to wash them every time you wear them.
A little bit of science
Mohair is a fibre made up of the protein keratin (like your own hair, silk, wool and other animal fibres). The scales of the mohair fibers are flattened and overlay each other other giving a smooth surface (unlike wool). This gives mohair its silky soft handle and high lustre. It also gives your Corrymoor Socks their unique hard-wearing, anti-bacterial (no smell), wicking and non-felting properties.
St. Jean Pied-de-Port to Orisson
In about 30 days time, you will wish you could go back to the start and pay more attention.
Consider splitting your first day and stopping at Refuge Orisson. On paper, it can feel like a lazy start, but in reality, it’s a tough climb. The first days walk is incredibly steep, and in the 8km to Orisson, you ascend almost 1,000m.