Hard fact: The ascent to Col de Lepoeder is longer in km's than the one to Orisson but less steep.
Today you will cross into Spain, there is no border post, just a marker stone.
Soft fact: We had a morning full of fog setting out from Orisson but as we came towards the peak the sun burned it's way through the mist. The scenery from Col de Lepoeder and much of this trek is just spectacular if the day is clear. The beauty of the nature here soothes the soul.
However the descent to the monastery can be hard on the knees if you take the steep route. And take care, there is lots of loose rocks.