¨The Pastoruri Glacier will probably disappear within ten years¨

The American paleoclimatologist and distinguished university professor at the School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, Lonnie G. Thompson spoke with the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph about his perspective on glacier retreat, his global recognition for his drilling and analysis of ice cores from mountain glaciers and ice caps in the tropical and subtropical […]

The newspaper history in Huaraz according to journalist José Manuel Sotelo Mejía (83)

The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with journalist, historian, writer and poet José Manuel Sotelo Mejía who informed us about the interesting history of the newspapers in Huaraz. Mr. Sotelo Mejía was born on the 11th of August in 1933 and organised the very first rescue teams and aid to victims of the earthquake of 1970. He´s […]

Tour agencies scrutinised: what is promised to tourists when agencies are contacted?

In Huaraz, the message for tourists shopping around for tour agencies for hikes, climbs and other activities is buyers beware. In the past, there have been some relaxed if not downright fraudulent practices. The outdoor activities in this extraordinarily beautiful area are world-renowned. Deciding what you want to do, and comparing the offers of tour […]

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¨The warden doesn’t like me talking to your newspaper¨

Charles Lewis Cornelius from South Africa, one of the five foreign prisoners at the Victor Perez Liendo prison in Huaraz had only five months and exactly three weeks left on his 12 year long prison sentence. The South African tried to smuggle 17 kilos of hydrochloride to his home country but got caught at Jorge […]

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Volunteers need to look beneath the surface to find a good fit

You’ve rocked up in Huaraz, and you’ve been wowed by the postcard scenery of the Callejon de Huaylas and the peaks of the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra. Perhaps when you’ve been walking or climbing in those mountains you’ve noticed how poor some of the villagers are and want to do something to help them […]

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The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 17)

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 possible for […]

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Huaraz guide booklets analysed by a former publisher

Since a month ago, Huaraz has two printed tourist guide booklets. The first one is the 15th anniversary edition published by Mauro Olaza and is called The Map Guide Huaraz Peru (TMG), and a newcomer to the publishing market is The Ancash Tourist Guide (ATG), published by Fredy Cristhian Huallpa Bueno. We asked former American […]

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Foreword editor THT August edition 2016

Consumer rights for tourists in Peru and the value of life My part-time job at local TV station Cable Andino often offers interesting opportunities to interview people who work in the tourism industry. Having Dutch as my first language makes interviewing them in Spanish an interesting task, but it is getting easier. For those wondering […]

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August edition 2016 almost finished; these are our topics

We would like to inform our faithful followers and readers that the production of the August edition is going smoothly and that we expect to have the paper in Huaraz in the third week of this month. The August edition will count with 24 pages of information on treks, climbs, and tourist information in general […]

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Preview: some very worrying quotes made by paleoclimatologist Lonnie G. Thompson

The American paleoclimatologist and distinguished university professor at the School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, Lonnie G. Thompson spoke with the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph about his perspective on glacier retreat, his global recognition for his drilling and analysis of ice cores from mountain glaciers and ice caps in the tropical and subtropical […]

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Second edition of the AndeTrail announced

On the 27th of August in Shilla (province of Carhuaz) the second edition of the AndeTrail will be organised. The event includes three different disciplines for both male and female runners and offers spectacular views and a nice award in terms of prize money. The winner of the 40k event will take home S/ 1,500, […]

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27.82% more people visited the Huascarán National Park during Fiestas Patrias

During a press conference, Jesús Gómez López head of the Huascarán National Park announced the visiting numbers during the long holiday of Fiestas Patrias. Suprisingly, the Llanganuco Lakes received 14,246 individual visitors, an increase of 26.14% compared to the year 2015. In 2014 the lakes received 7,962 visitors, 7,035 in 2013 and in 2012 only […]

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Climbing accident on Vallunaraju; female Russian climber breaks ankle

A female Russian climber suffered a climbing accident while trying to conquer Mount Vallunaraju (5686 m). Together with a Russian partner and aspirant mountain guide David Sacarez they were close to the top when Russian Maria slipped and fell into a crevasse. The accident happened yesterday morning around 05:40am. Luckily for the Russian she was […]

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Five meteorological stations installed to evaluate the behaviour of rainfall in the Andes

A special delegation of the University of Hamburg in Germany and the Unit of Glaciology and Water Resources installed five […]

¨South-America and Peru too are suffering from international terrorism¨

Jean-Paul Glassey, originally from the Canton of Valais in Switzerland and former president of the chamber of tourism in Áncash […]

Humble Emerson Trujillo Flores (34) just likes to run and keeps on winning

Two months ago we saw a smiling Peruvian lad standing alongside the hottest prospect of the Formula 1 circus, the […]

Famous longboarder James Kelly races down the Conchucos roads in KIA commercial

James Kelly, winner of the World Championship in downhill skateboarding 2012, organised by the International Gravity Sports Association shines in […]

Secrets of the sacred leaf revealed and defended by a Peruvian pilgrim

Earlier this year we got tipped off that José Manuel Seminario Bisso and his ´Coca Mobil´ were in town. Around […]

Organizer of Festival del Andinismo left disappointed after successful event

This year´s Festival del Andinismo Cordillera Blanca 2016 had numerous participants and was spread out over different locations in the […]

The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 16)

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (I.N.E.I) 12,187 foreigners entered Peru in 2012 and stayed for over […]

Office of I-Perú Huaraz being remodeled and soon to be reinaugurated

I-Perú, the information and tourist assistance centre, is a free service provided by the Peruvian State through the Commission for […]

UPDATE: Mount Huascarán No-Go area, fourth body finally found

The Huaraz Telegraph just spoke 30 minutes ago with Rafeal Figueroa, president of the Asociación de Guías de Montaña del […]

Mexican who survived tragedy on Huascarán said to be dismayed and praises Peruvian guides

Local journalist Agnes Clemente Osorio spoke with Ruben Jaen Castaño from Mexico who survived the tragedy on Huascarán. The Mexican […]

BREAKING: Three bodies found on Huascarán by the rescue team, one still missing

The president of the Asociación de Guías de Montaña del Perú (AGMP) has announced that the rescue team on Huascarán […]

Five tourists and their guide get mugged when held at gun point near Willcahuaín Ruins

Five foreign tourists and their guide were assaulted and held at gun point on the 17th of July, at seven […]

BREAKING: Two Mexicans and two Peruvian mountaineers still missing on Huascarán

The Huaraz Telegraph has been informed on the status of the tragic disaster that happened yesterday due to an avalanche in La […]

Update on Hatun Machay: 28 unequipped routes, toilets in optimal conditions

Two weeks ago we reported that the legal owner of the refuge at Hatun Machay (locally also spelled as Jatun […]

BREAKING: Accident on Huascarán involving at least two mountaineers

Sad but true, The Huaraz Telegraph was informed that two mountaineers are involved in an accident on the Huascarán Mountain. […]

July edition 2016 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 […]

Hotel El Tumi celebrates its 38th anniversary

Hotel El Tumi opened its doors on July the 18th in 1978 with the clear idea of offering the best […]

Lonnie G. Thompson: ¨The Pastoruri Glacier will probably disappear within ten years¨

The American paleoclimatologist and Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at the Ohio State University, Lonnie G. […]