Peruvian bullfighter Pablo Juarez Oliveros: ¨I would never kill a harmless animal¨

The world was shocked in July when Víctor Barrio Hernanz was pinned down on the ground and gored to death by a bull called Lorenzo in Teruel, eastern Spain. The matador´s death promptly raised new calls for a Spanish bullfighting ban. The animal´s horn pierced the 29-year-old´s aorta and lung and although he was rushed […]

¨Global warming is affecting all Cordilleras and this is bad news for mountaineers¨

In 1992, Augusto Ortega Pacheco from Huaraz became the first ever Peruvian to reach the summit of  Mount Everest – a feat that was repeated by Silvia Vásquez-Lavado in 2016, making her the first ever Peruvian woman to reach the highest point on earth. However, Peru´s most famous mountaineer at the moment is Richard Hidalgo […]

¨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 […]

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Incredible but true: Fountain at Parque del Periodista over 10 years without water

The Huaraz Telegraph was tipped by the Patriotic Society Faustino Sanchez Carrión-Luzuriaga Mejía that almost all fountains in our city are without water. This was hard to believe at first being so close to the mountains and our city´s focus on tourism. However, a small investigation and walk past only some of the main fountains […]

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Scandinavian tourist denounces being raped by brichero in Huaraz; case under investigation

The following information is highly delicate, however it requires the full attention of travelers and females in particular who plan visiting the city of Huaraz. In the last week of August, a frightened Scandinavian tourist went to the tourist police to denounce having been drugged and later raped by a Peruvian man working in the […]

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Disagreement on expansion of local Anta Airport near Huaraz, plea to a Museum of Glaciers and Mountains

The head of the Ministry of Culture, Jorge Nieto Montesinos, and the Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Rogers Valencia Espinoza, agreed to that it would be interesting to construct a Museum of Glaciers and Mountains in the city of Huaraz. Both men were attending an important meeting called “Tourism, Culture and Andean Mountains […]

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Guest authors will entertain THT followers during the low season of 2016

With the international mining companies abandoning Huaraz in the near future, Huaraz will depend much more than ever on tourism. The question is, however, how do most actors think to manage this situation? What are, according to them, important factors to generate sustainable tourism in our city? What are the main problems for the short […]

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Have you ever seen the rain in Huaraz?

Some faithful followers of our newspaper might wonder why its editor has written an editorial for this month since there will not be an October issue of our newspaper. According to Google Analytics, many people read these small pieces where I give my point of view on things that have happened in Huaraz. I like […]

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The Mountain Guides Association of Peru to celebrate its 36th anniversary

The Casa de Guías and the Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP) have announced their programme for the celebration of their 36th anniversary since its creation. Highlight of the four day celebrations is a special visit of one of the founders of the AGMP, Swiss alpinist and mountain guide Camille Bournissen. In 1977 Camille Bournissen […]

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Ten thousand animals vaccinated in Ancash to prevent villagers from Brucellosis

Veterinarians of the National Service of Agrarian Health (SENASA) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation vaccinated more than 10,000 animals in four provinces of the Ancash region. The vaccination was executed free of charge in order to prevent people from the fearsome appearance of the Caprina Brucellosis disease. Brucella species are a rod-shaped coccobacilli […]

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Spring festival in Parque de Ginebra with craft beers, DJs and flea market

This Saturday on the 8th from 10:00 o´clock in the morning, various local businesses are organising the first Festival de Primavera del Parque del Periodista. Although springtime in Huaraz normally indicates the start of the rainy season, this doesn’t mean that tourist stop visiting the city or the surrounding areas. The spring festival or fair […]

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New studies by INAIGEM show accelerated glacier retreat at Pastoruri

In August The Huaraz Telegraph informed the world that American paleoclimatologist and distinguished university professor at the School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, Lonnie G. Thompson had predicted the disappearance of the Pastoruri Glacier within ten years. Although Thompson said he had not investigated and studied the glacier recently, recent pictures tell the whole […]

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Condoms, marijuana and empty beer bottles rife at archaeological site of Waullac

The archaeological site of Waullac, located in the village of Antaoko along the Paria River at two km east of […]

Victor Rimac Trejo has now summited three of fourteen eight-thousanders

Previously, Rimac had conquered Manaslu in 2015, just after a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. In May 2014 the mountaineer […]

Peruvian successes in the Himalayas; Flor Cuenca Blas conquers Cho Oyu (8,201masl)

Female Peruvian mountaineer Flor Cuenca Blas became the first ever Peruvian female to make it to the summit of Cho […]

Huaraz penitentiary has more holes than a sieve, regional governor latest jailbird

The local penitentiary Víctor Perez Liendo in Huaraz is a sieve because not for the first time this year during […]

Cleanup work executed at laguna Willcacocha by Huaraz Municipality

In just a couple of years, the lagoon Willcacocha has become one of the region´s most popular day hikes. The […]

Emerson Trujillo representing Peru in Spain´s Ultra Pirineu 2016 Ultra 110 km mountain run

After 24 hours of traveling, leaving from Jorge Chavez International Airport, five Peruvians will participate in Saturday´s Salomon Ultra Pirineu […]

The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 18)

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

26.1% of the foreigners that visited Peru in July were US citizens

Peru appeared to be an interesting country to visit for many US citizens during the month of July so confirms […]

September edition 2016 dropped off at the printing company; these are our topics:

In the final issue of The Huaraz Telegraph this season (our 24th edition since our launch back in 2012), we […]

Weather station installed on Artesonraju glacier at 4,900 masl

Thanks to a joint effort, the unit Glaciology and Water Resources of the National Water Authority, the National Service of […]

Foreword editor THT September edition 2016

At every printed edition, our editor shares his thoughts on the newspaper or society in Huaraz. In this last edition […]

Warari Hotel and Backpackers; new lodging option near Huaraz

Warari Hotel and Backpackers is a brand-new option that has opened its door and can be found on the way […]

Preview Richard Hidalgo interview: ¨Parque del Periodista really looks pathetic.¨

For the September edition of The Huaraz Telegraph, we have conducted two interesting interviews. One of these interviews we did […]

Chavín de Huantar might lose World Heritage title given by UNESCO

Edwin Valverde Valverde, president of the regional association of official tourism guides in Ancash (ARGOT) informed that the United Nations […]

Campfire found in Huascarán National Park at Laguna 69 but who´s responsible?

There is no question whether Laguna 69 is one of the most stunning lakes in the Cordillera Blanca. The day […]

Víctor Rimac heading to Tibet in order to ascend Cho Oyu (8,201masl)

The hottest prospect of mountaineering in Peru is without doubt Víctor Rimac. After a couple of months of training in […]

Around 20 Puya Raimondi plants were set afire during festival in Cajamarquilla

Local Peruvian press called it an attack on nature. While the authorities and guests celebrated the start of activities of […]

¨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 […]