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 […]

Crystal under a southern sky, Alpamayo is the most beautiful one

A photo of a Peruvian mountain that was first published in Germany, gave Alpamayo the illustrious fame of becoming the world’s most beautiful mountain. In July 1966 the German mountaineer’s magazine Alpinismus published an article called Kristall unter südlichem Himmel, (translated: Crystal under a southern sky) based on a survey among experts in mountaineering, who […]

Víctor Rímac from Huaraz on top of the world

Third time’s a charm! After two unsuccessful attempts to conquer Mount Everest, Victor Rimac Trejo finally managed to set foot on top of the world. Having previously summitted Dhaulagiri in 2014, Manaslu in 2015 and Cho-Oyu in 2016, Mount Everest became the fourth out of the 14 ultra-prominent peaks on Earth. In an earlier interview […]

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Illegal mining within the National Park Huascaran destroying Nevado Tocllaraju

In the past we have reported on this topic before but it seems that the situation only has gotten worse. Vision Informativa reported yesterday that today’s illegal mining contaminates hundreds of hectares in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca. This is poisoning the rivers and streams of the Peruvian Andes range and the regional and […]

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The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 19)

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (I.N.E.I) 12,187 foreigners entered Peru in 2012 and stayed for over a year. The Huaraz Telegraph is wondering whether these visitors came to see the wonders of Peru, or were they looking for the Peruvian dream? If the American dream is the idea that success is […]

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Pumacayán: A short history of heritage

Many tourists that visit Huaraz know little about the city’s history upon their arrival. In fact, even many of the residents are under the impression that their city’s history started in the colonial period upon the arrival of the Spanish. On the contrary, this area has been occupied for millennia, as evidenced by the site […]

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Printed edition of July 2017 a bit delayed but these are our topics

We would like to inform our faithful followers and readers that the production of the July edition is a bit delayed and that its printed editions are expected to be in Huaraz in the beginning of next week. The July edition will count with 24 pages of information on treks, climbs and updated tourist information […]

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Warrior Princess in the Callejón de Huaylas

My boyfriend, Josh, and I arrived in Ancash in January of this year to hang out until the dry season came and we could begin climbing in the Cordillera Blanca. We are both climbers and skiers from the U.S. I just graduated from university and Josh quit his corporate job so we could spend the […]

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Access to Santa Cruz Trek and Laguna 69 restricted for one week; tour operators upset

A week ago, a private road construction company announced to realise maintenance work on the road Yungay-Yanama. The Huascarán National Park has just recently confirmed that from Monday the 19th until Saturday the 24th, the roads that drives towards Cebollapampa (start of the hike to Laguna 69, Mount Pisco etc.) and Yanama will indeed be […]

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Carta abierta dirigida a Rosario Pilar Obregón Domínguez

Hola Rosario, De antemano, lo siguiente está redactado en castellano, para evitar malas interpretaciones o traducciones. Pese a que tus comentarios en las redes sociales no fueron muy lindos y en algunos casos amenazantes, quiero agradecerte. De hecho, porque me has dejado pensando. Yo no soy psicólogo como tú, no obstante, he tratado de entenderte. Como […]

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Peruvian Mountain Guides Association (AGMP) to organise an international rescue course in Guatemala

After previously having successfully directed an international rescue course in Mexico, the in Huaraz based Peruvian Mountain Guides Association (AGMP) will once more conduct an international safety and rescue course across the borders. This time the course will be held in Guatemala, in coordination with specialised organisations such as the Guatemalan Tourist Board and Socorro […]

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Victor Rimac back in Huaraz after successfully having conquered Mount Everest

After an exhausting trip from Nepal, and a couple of days in Peru´s capital Lima for press meetings and sponsor commitments, Victor Rimac is back in his hometown Huaraz. On the 21st of last month, the 31-year-old from Huaraz wrote history becoming the youngest ever Peruvian to reach the highest point on earth. A feat […]

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Entrance fees for National Park Huascaran go through the roof next year

We were just recently informed about the new entrance fees for the National Park Huascaran and this is bad news for climbing fanatics that visit the Huaraz area. According to the Legal Technical Report N ° 030-2016-SERNANP/DGANP-OAJ dating back from December the 28th , 2016 of the Management of Natural Protected Areas and of the […]

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Englishman Jonathan (Jo) Parsons of popular hostel Jo´s Place passes away

We are sad to inform our readers and tourists that Jonathan Parsons of Jo´s Place has passed away. Jo was a […]

BREAKING NEWS: New female concessionaire of Hatun Machay denounced by former Argentine administrator

The Huaraz Telegraph obtained a copy of a criminal complaint which was filed by Argentine citizen Andrés Saibene against Rosario […]

Icefall in Laguna Palcacocha causes three metre high waves

During a special emergency press conference, the National Institute for Research in Glacier and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM) announced that a […]

Huaraz remembers the devastating earthquake of 1970

On May 31st in 1970, it was like a normal afternoon in the cities of Huaraz, Yungay, Chimbote and Casma, […]

Nine high mountain guides graduate after four years of hard study and practice

Rafael Figueroa Chávez, president of the Casa de Guías of the Mountain Guides Association of Peru in Huaraz confirmed that […]

Court of Arbitration for Sport to rule on Sport Ancash´s promotion fight

On Sunday the 10th of December of last year, Sport Ancash F.C. lost to Academia Deportiva Cantolao by two goals […]

Three printed editions in 2017, Clínica San Pablo seals front-page deal

Founded in 2012, The Huaraz Telegraph is happy to announce that during this year´s high season, tourists in Huaraz will […]

Victor Rimac from Huaraz conquers Everest

After having previously having summited Dhaulagiri in 2014, Manaslu in 2015, and Cho-Oyu in 2016, on his Facebook page Víctor […]

Richard Hidalgo on his way to the top of Everest

Peru´s most famous mountaineer is in Nepal at the moment trying once more to conquer Mount Everest. Richard Hidalgo has […]

Praises and threats

Every year again, making The Huaraz Telegraph is a massive job. Not in the last place because useless local publications […]

Writers wanted! Fancy sending your story and have it published?

We are happy to inform our followers that we have started with the preparations of the printed editions of The […]

Mexican tourist has camera stolen while transport to Llanganuco breaks down

Magaly Lopez Garcia (photo), a Mexican tourist who was visiting the city of Huaraz suffered a terrible experience when a […]

Indian delight in Huaraz, Chilli Heaven to offer delectable new dishes

Those who have seen and eaten too many pizzas and for a day, like to skip the traditional Peruvian dishes […]

Interesting two-day during outdoor climbing event with international participants

Last weekend on the 6th and 7th, an interesting and competitive outdoor climbing competition was held in Huaraz. The activity […]

Hernan Henostroza Gamarra wins the 50K Petzl Trail Plus in Ecuador

A few days after winning the Huaytapallana Challenge in Huancayo, one of the hardest races in Peru, Hernan Henostroza Gamarra […]

Emerson Trujillo Flores wins Stavanger´s Wings for Life World Run

After two consecutive wins, first in Peru 2015 and the next year in the Netherlands in 2016, Emerson Trujillo Flores […]

Crystal under a southern sky, Alpamayo is the most beautiful one

A photo of a Peruvian mountain that was first published in Germany, gave Alpamayo the illustrious fame of becoming the […]

Successful 15th edition of mountain training course on safety matters and rescue techniques

According to Ronnie Díaz, general coordinator of the Association of Guides Specialized in High Mountains in Ancash (AGOEMA), the fifteenth […]