Girl power in the mountains

About a month ago, we were informed of the return of Yvonne Antonieta Mejía Romero, known locally and in the Peruvian mountaineering world as Tana Mejía. Tana is a true pioneer in female mountaineering, becoming the first Peruvian woman to set foot on the Huascarán, in 1979. She has since conquered numerous mountains in the […]

Huascarán of 1974; by William ´Bill´ Katra

One of the greatest joys of this 71-year-old climber is to revisit the scene of former exploits. So there we were in Huaraz, Peru, in October 2016, for five days of tourism and investigation. Only 30 km. away was Huascarán, the highest peak of Peru (at 6768 m, or 22,208 ft.)[i] and the gem of the […]

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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Climate Change Route a complete failure, facilities Pastoruri Glacier totally abandoned

In the 80s and 90s Pastoruri was natural sight that attracted about 100,000 tourists each year. But global warming has hit the Pastoruri hard and in two decades the glacier has shrunk to about half its original size and tourist numbers have dropped dramatically. For this reason, in March of 2013, Pastoruri became part of […]

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Huaraz-born hotelier launches new craft beer called Huasca Pacha

Since ancient times beers have been produced and are consumed by the world´s population. It´s said that the Egyptians used it on a daily basis and since then it has gone through a process of improvements for thousands of years. Literally to end up in the hands of monks in medieval times, who after centuries […]

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Martyrs´ story of friars Michael and Zbigniew will be translated into Polish

Almost two years after the publication of the book The Passion of Michael and Zbigniew, the book will be now translated into Polish. The book tells the story of the last hours of the life of Blessed Martyrs Miguel (Michael) Tomaszek and Zbigniew Strzalkowski who were murdered in August 26 years ago by the [now-forbidden] […]

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A visit to hotel Colomba in search of nostalgia, history, soft drinks and beer

Huaraz has hundreds of hotels, but not many of them have been part of Huaraz´ history for over a century. First built in 1903 by Mr Carlos Maguiña Herrera (1882 – 1962), owner of copper and silver mines Huancaramá, the building that is now the Hotel Colomba once housed the soft drinks and syrups company […]

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¨The lack of fresh water will also affect tourism in Huaraz in the future¨

The Huaraz Telegraph interviewed César Augusto Portocarrero Rodríguez who shared his thoughts on the importance of water in the 21st century, the possible threat of Laguna Palcacocha and his great friendship with the American paleoclimatologist and distinguished university professor at the School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, Dr Lonnie G. Thompson. Before we get […]

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The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 20)

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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Foreword editor THT August edition 2017

Between threats and praises, we´ll just keep walking our own path Every now and then, at my part-time job at Cable Andino, I am asked how a gringo got to present the local 7 o´clock news on live television. With a modest smile, I normally show them the latest edition of The Huaraz Telegraph. It´s […]

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Soon to be distributed; a very interesting and varied August edition

We would like to inform our faithful followers and readers that the August edition is expected to be in Huaraz in the beginning of next week. Our August edition counts with 24 pages of information on treks, climbs and updated tourist information but it will also offer a couple of interesting interviews that we have […]

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Mass tourism during past weekend has left its marks at Laguna Parón

During the past long holiday weekend, the cities of Huaraz, Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz once again showed visitors their strengths and attractions. In Carhuaz, more than a hundred vehicles were spotted visiting the traditional ice-cream parlors and the city´s lodging places were packed. Same case in Huaraz, where it was hard for international tourists to […]

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Lack of environmental awareness; used car tires dumped in the Rio Santa

Environmental pollution and the lack of environmental awareness is a latent problem in many third world countries and Peru is no exception. In our August edition we will publish an interview we had with César Augusto Portocarrero Rodríguez who will share his thoughts on the importance of water in the 21st century, the possible threat of […]

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Finger-pointing in Huaraz starts after the death of three international mountaineers

A day after finding the lifeless bodies of Chileans Cristóbal Bizzarri Lyon, Gabriel Navarrete and Alexander Maznev, the finger-pointing has […]

Spanish tourist detained by Tourist Police while playing music on Luzuriaga

A female Spanish tourist was detained on Monday by the Tourist Police while she was playing her charango (small Andean […]

AGMP confirms death of two Chileans and one American-Russian mountaineer on Piramide

A special team of the Peruvian Mountain Guides Association Rescue Corps (AGMP), led by the Official Mountain Guides Josep Guillén […]

Breaking news: three tourists go missing on Nevado Piramide

According to a special news communication issued by the AGMP Communications Area, a special team of the Rescue Corps of […]

Valery Rozov realises historical BASE jump from Huascarán

Valery Rozov has successfully completed the highest BASE jump in South America in his search to jump from the seven […]

Reckless foreign tourists causing ecological damage at Laguna Willcacocha

The Association of Official Guides in High Mountains in Ancash (AGOEMA) has expressed its dismay on social networks. Yesterday, so […]

Basque climber suffers climbing accident while descending Huascaran

A special team from the Rescue Corps of the Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP) have rescued a Spanish mountaineer […]

Wayra Andinismo Club to organise climbing competition and climbing congress

In the framework of the celebrations of the 160th anniversary of the creation of the Province of Huaraz, the Wayra […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]