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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Alianza Lima suffers shock defeat in Huaraz against Sport Rosario

An efficient performance by Huaraz-based club Sport Rosario saw the Auriazules overcome a lacklustre Alianza Lima 3-2 at Rosas Pampa Stadium. The opening game of the Apertura Tournament was meant to forget the disastrous Copa Libertadores campaign where Alianza Lima only managed to score one goal, suffered five defeats and ended their group phase with […]

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Alisa Clamen after completing Santa Cruz Trek: “It felt like I completed something Jesse couldn’t”

Jesse Galganov´s mother Alisa Clamen looked incredibly tired when the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph met her yesterday morning for a brief interview at the Andino Club Hotel in Huaraz. Having just completed the Santa Cruz Trek on Wednesday, she was willing to share the latest details regarding the search but also explained how the […]

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Jesse´s father keeps his promise and heads to the Santa Cruz Trek

Though one day delayed, at six o´clock sharp this morning, Todd Galganov left Huaraz by private car heading for the Callejón de Huaylas in order to unite with the two search teams which find themselves on the Santa Cruz Trail near Punta Unión. The first team, integrated by four members belonging to the specialised search […]

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Thirty-five people got killed in traffic accidents in Ancash between January and April

In just four months there were already 235 reported traffic accidents in the Ancash region, killing 35 people and more than a hundred people were injured. The regional prefect of Ancash, Alex Cordero Cuisano, revealed that so far this year there have been 235 accidents, of which 190 occurred on the coast and the remaining […]

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Hotel San Sebastian and 13 Búhos gain spots in newest edition of Rough Guides

Although most travellers nowadays carry tablets, smart phones and even laptops to gather their tourist information while exploring a foreign country, others choose to buy one of the many travel guide books available on the market. Travel guide books provide a backpacker with all of the travel information you need in a single book and […]

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Without a budget, the Peruvian Army and Police Force start a massive four-day search for Jesse Galganov next week

There are anxious days ahead for Todd Galganov who is getting everything done to prepare for what appears to be the final search for his missing son Jesse. Galganov´s visit to Lima over a month ago, where he was able to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seems to pay off. Meetings with representatives of […]

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A troubled father who deserves the compassion of a city

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Todd Galganov, Jesse´s father for the first time. A person whom I should never have met in my life, if it wasn’t for the terrible situation his now 23-year-old son has found himself in. It´s true, I had met Todd before; briefly, however, we […]

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Todd Galganov eager to meet either Canadian PM or President Trump in order to find Jesse

Between April 13 and 14, the eighth edition of the Summit of the Americas will be held at Lima, Peru and this will hopefully give Todd Galganov, Jesse´s father an opportunity to talk to one of people´s most influential leaders in the world. ¨It´s worth a shot and you can´t blame a fella for trying. […]

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Todd Galganov in tears during dramatic press conference; ¨where is my son¨?

Jesse Galganov, the now 23-year-old backpacker from Montreal, Canada, has been missing for 180 days and sadly, so far there are neither clear signals nor leads to resolve the case. In the midst of despair and fighting back the tears, a powerless but mentally strong Todd Galganov held a press conference to announce to the […]

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An average of almost two Peruvians per day go missing in Peru; never to be found

On the 8th of February during his television programme Beto a Saber, Peruvian journalist Beto Ortiz shared some  incredibly worrying figures about Peruvians that have gone missing in 2017. The programme revealed that 627 Peruvians went missing last year and that the authorities have absolutely no idea as to their whereabouts. In some cases, there […]

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Trio of female mountaineers to share their experiences in the Cultural Centre

This 17th of February three female mountaineers (Flor Cuenca, Tana Mejía and Malú Espinoza) will share their experiences with amateur […]

Local tourism operator worried about unexpected closure of Hatun Machay

Rosario Pilar Obregón Domínguez´ reign at Hatun Machay keeps worrying local tourism operators. The psychologist from Huaraz was granted by […]

Money or true animal love? ´Rightful owner´ of Wendy claims Steve-O stole his dog

Percy Poma Loli, a 44-year-old businessman from Huaraz caught the attention of the national press claiming that his dog named […]

Lima Airlines becomes seventh national airline operating in Peru; Huaraz not on destination list

Six airlines control the domestic Peruvian air market and now a seventh operator enlists its next entry. Last Saturday, Lima […]

Jesse Galganov´s reward increased up to S/ 100.000 (30.000 U$ approx.)

The return to Peru for Alisa Clamen couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start. She was supposed to arrive […]

Update: Search for Jesse Galganov continued, mother on her way to Huaraz

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed by Gideon Harari from Israel, specialised in intelligence services and investigation, that the search for […]

Unasam inaugurates museum that will exhibit research of its archeology students

With the presence of the main regional and local authorities, the National University Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo (Unasam) inaugurated a […]

Jackass’ Steve-O filming in Huaraz and adopts a street dog called Wendy

Huaraz regularly attracts the attention of thrill-seeking adventure-hunters for its high altitude hikes and daring climbs, but the city is […]

Public prosecutor inspects interprovincial buses due to allegations of unhealthiness

After having been informed that multiple interprovincial transport companies would be operating in unhygienic conditions, the municipal authorities of Huaraz […]

Two Peruvians arrested in relation to disappearance of Spaniard Nathaly Salazar

Earlier this week, it was reported that two men had been arrested in relation to the disappearance of Nathaly Salazar […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]