Victor Alfonso Ramos Icaza: ¨Huaraz is not very friendly towards disabled people¨

The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with Victor Alfonso Ramos Icaza (67), who is the son of Víctor Ramos Guardia (1901-1992) after whom the local hospital is named. Mr. Ramos was born in Huaraz and is an electronical engineer by trade, although he is also a social communicator and despite being fully blind, he still successfully conducts […]

Belgian climber summits Huascarán 32 years after his father lost his legs on the same climb

The following story is an emotional and inspiring one that involves a Belgian family. The story begins in 1985 with a group of four ambitious young Belgian climbers (Pierre Gobbels, Philippe van Rillaer, Patrick Tinteler and Jean Garcia), who had the intention to summit Mount Huascarán, Peru’s highest peak at 6,768m. During the expedition on […]

The piteous downfall of Hatun Machay

A mere two years ago, Hatun Machay, a rock forest located in the Cordillera Negra between Huaraz and Lake Conococha, used to be a very popular rock climbing, hiking, historical and cultural paradise. However, because of disputes between the local community and the Argentine former administrator, the place is now considered unsafe for tourists. To […]

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Sport Rosario drawn in ´group of death´ for Summer Tournament

Like last year, Peru´s football season will contain three short tournaments; the Summer Tournament, followed by the Apertura Tournament and finally the Clausura Tournament. The winners of the Apertura and Clausura will play a final to decide the overall winner; the Summer Tournament champion will qualify for the Second Phase of the Copa Libertadores 2019. […]

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TAS rules against Sport Ancash and will play non-league football next season

13 months after Sport Ancash controversially lost the play-off match that would’ve sent them into Peru’s top division; the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) has ruled that the result of the match will stand, despite claims that opponents Academia Deportivo Cantalao fielded two ineligible players. The Federation of Peruvian Football (FPF) tweeted: The sports […]

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Huaraz-born trail runner gets respectable mention in AusTRAILia Runner Magazine

Trail runner Hernán Henostroza Gamarra from Huaraz has now also caught the attention of the international press as he appeared in a small article in the October-November edition of Austrailia’s only trail-running magazine, AusTRAILia Runner Magazine. The magazine is the voice of Australian trail-running, and is loaded with ‘real’ experience and connects readers with fellow […]

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INAIGEM installs real time monitoring system for Lake Palcacocha

As part of its research functions in glacier and lake dangers, the National Institute of Glacier and Mountain Ecosystem Research (INAIGEM) has developed a real time monitoring system for Lake Palcacocha. This information was shared three days ago at the College of Engineers of Peru by members of the INAIGEM. The installation of the pilot […]

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Head HNP: ¨People responsible for fireworks in our park will be sanctioned¨

Engineer Jesús Gómez López, head of the Huascarán National Park has spoken out on the detonation of fireworks during the arrival of New Year within the boundaries of the park. The chief of the National Service of Protected Natural Areas by the State (SERNANP) in Huaraz stated that they got informed though social networks and […]

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No need for a crystal ball to predict the future of Huaraz

During a short holiday to the north of Peru, I got to see how much repair work the respective local and regional governments had executed after this area was struck hard by floods and landslides. In one word: nothing. It rains almost twice or three times a day in Huaraz which makes people worry that […]

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Another foreign tourist goes missing in Peru

Ecuadorian – Spanish national Nathaly Salazar Ayala is another foreign tourist in Peru who has gone missing. The 28-year-old intended to reach the town of Maras – Moray but never arrived. The case shows some similarities to the one of Jesse Galganov, a backpacker from Montreal, Canada who strangely went missing in the Huaraz area. […]

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New entrance fees in 2018 for Huascaran National Park, archaeological sites and museums

The office of the Huascarán National Park has just published the new rates to enter the Huascarán National Park.  The new entrance fees are valid since January 1, 2018 and, as we informed in June of last year, concern a certain increase. The Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNANP) will divide […]

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Irresponsible visitors of Huascarán National Park set off fireworks to celebrate New Year

On their Facebook page, Huaraz Guides have reported and at the same time heavily condemned an attack against wildlife and the preservation of the Huascarán National Park, due to the detonation of fireworks in the glacier area on January 1st. According to a publication by nationwide newspaper El Comercio and Ancash Info, people who would […]

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Video surveillance cameras capture paranormal activity in Huaraz

During a routine day of street surveillance in Huaraz, the cameras of the Provincial Municipality caught a car with young people without noticing that they received the visit of a shadow figure on top of their vehicle. The strange shadow, product of a probable paranormal activity happened on December 25 near 3:00 in the early […]

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Local guide shares search details and reveals that Jesse Galganov was last seen in Taullipampa

Earlier this week, the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with Beto Pinto Toledo, manager and founder of local tourism […]

Meet cebiche de chocho, Huaraz’s hearty food icon

Perhaps one of the most popular local dishes of Huaraz, yet one which is often overlooked by travellers, is cebiche […]

Local newspaper spreads painful fake news on Jesse Galganov

What was announced as a huge scoop on the front page of the Friday morning edition of local newspaper Prensa […]

No visits to Pastoruri Glacier; access road closed until the 29th of December

Jesús López Gómez, head of the Huascarán National Park (SERNANP – Huaraz) informed the press and agencies in Huaraz and […]

Memories of the 76th anniversary of the glacial lake outburst of 1941

In 1941, while Europe was suffering the deadliest military conflict in history in absolute terms of total casualties, Huaraz and […]

Priest involved in US pedophile scandal now preaches in Chimbote

Last night, Cuarto Poder, a journalistic research programme broadcasted on America T.V. (channel 4 in Peru) revealed that a priest […]

Sport Rosario extends contracts and will participate in the Copa Sudamericana

On Sunday the 3rd of December, the last matches for the Clausura Tournament of the Primera División were played and […]

Weather expert warns Huaraz will not be spared from waterlogging

University professor and local meteorologist Rafael Figueroa Tauquino lamented that despite of the warnings realised by the Santiago Antúnez de […]

Traditional System of Corongo’s Water Judges become Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Traditional System of Corongo’s Water Judges (Sistema de Jueces de Agua de Corongo) is inscribed on the Representative List […]

Human excrements, plastic bags and remains of food found on Huascarán

The team consisted of eight specialists from the National Research Institute of Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM) which between August […]

Researchers confirm Huascarán is actually 11 metres lower than previously assumed

Since 1873, nine measurements of the south and north peaks of Huascarán have been made estimating all different heights. The […]

A brief history of Mataraju; Peru´s tallest mountain

Mount Huascarán (in Ancash Quechua language: Mataraju, ‘Twin Nevados’), is a massif located in the Western Cordillera of the Andes, […]

Dutchman seeking to educate Peruvian citizens and farmers about climate change

Henk Smeenk is a Dutch man with a mission: to help farmers in developing countries face the challenges of climate […]

Huaraz suffers heavy rainfall and a minor 3.6 magnitude earthquake

Huaraz, capital of Ancash region endured heavy rainfall for about an hour yesterday afternoon. The rainfall caused waterlogging in several […]

Contrasting fortunes in 2017 for Sport Ancash and Sport Rosario

With just two games remaining of Peru’s Segunda División, Sport Ancash have been relegated into the abyss of the Peruvian […]

Cracks in Peru’s tallest mountain are caused by climate change, say researchers

A research team spent five days ascending the dizzying heights of Peru’s tallest mountain on a scientific expedition to record […]

Jesse Galganov´s father praises local police and indicates not to give up

Canadian citizen Jesse Galganov has been missing for 51 days and sadly, the search for him has not yet resulted […]

Polish family of mountaineer who died in Ojos del Salado thanks rescue guide from Huaraz

Agnieszka Cruz-Koniak, daughter of the Polish mountaineer who died on Volcano Ojos del Salado (located on the Argentina-Chile border) earlier […]