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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INAIGEM announces cooperation agreement and construction of Museum of Andean Mountains

The Ohio State University in the US and the INAIGEM (National Institute of Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems) signed a cooperation agreement last month to carry out scientific studies on Mount Huascarán in the Cordillera Blanca, in the fields of glaciology, meteorology and climatology. The international scientific community has a growing interest in studying […]

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Update: Two rescue teams have headed out to search for Canadian tourist

The editor of The Huaraz Telegraph has spoken to the head of the Tourist Police in Huaraz, Major Godofredo Vargas Delgado who shared his concerns on Jesse Galganov; the Canadian tourist who has been missing since the 28th of September last month. Major Vargas stated that they interviewed Cristopher Garcia Obregón who is the administrator […]

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Update: Still no traces of Jesse Galganov, local authorities all informed

Sadly, there are still no traces of Jesse Galganov, the Canadian citizen who went missing at the end of September. The Huaraz Telegraph was informed that Jesse stayed at the Hotel Kame House in Huaraz who confirmed his check-in at 11pm on the 28th of September. The lad from Montreal appears to have travelled using […]

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Urgent: Canadian tourist missing and last seen in Huaraz

Jesse Galganov

The Huaraz Telegraph was contacted this morning by Magda Fernández who informed us that Canadian citizen Jesse Galganov has been reported missing by his dad. It´s believed that Jesse travelled to Huaraz and since the 28th of September, his family has lost contact and his current location and fate are not known. People who have […]

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Lima among the five most dangerous cities in the world for women

According to the ranking of the foundation of the international news agency Thomson Reuters, the insecurity that women live in the capital of Peru is only preceded by cities in Africa and Asia. The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic part of the international news and information provider, surveyed 19 of the world’s largest megacities, according […]

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‘London to Lima Gin´, made of water from the Cordillera Blanca exported to London

On October 6th, I sat down to lunch with Alex James, and his wife and business partner Karena De Lecaros-Aquise James, who at this moment have 1,782 bottles of their gin, ‘London to Lima’, crossing the Atlantic on their way to London. Their gin is made from Pisco, Peruvian botanicals, and water from the Cordillera […]

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The conquistador´s daughter and the Incan princess of Huaylas

This is the story of two very powerful women who lived in the ancient towns of the Callejon de Huaylas and in our very own city of Huaraz. These women experienced first-hand the so-called “meeting of two worlds”, the bloody and cruel story of the clash of two empires, Spanish and Inca. What follows is […]

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Huaraz-born trail runner named Huascarán National Park ambassador

Hernán Henostroza Gamarra from Huaraz informed The Huaraz Telegraph that he was officially named ambassador of the National Park Huascarán. The 25-year-old trail runner who won the 60 km long Andes Race in August 2017 said that being an ambassador, it´s his job to propagate, support and protect the natural areas of the Peruvian State, […]

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Park rangers National Park Huascarán trained to monitor wild birds

Peru’s National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), and Cornell University’s Ornothology Laboratory (CLO), have collaborated in order to train park rangers to monitor wild birds. This joint effort aims to gain a greater understanding of climate change, and how other human activity affects the biological communities of high mountain ranges. Although […]

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Flagging down a taxi in Huaraz; what to expect

Catching a taxi in Huaraz is quite an easy process and it shouldn’t take much longer than a couple of minutes before you get spotted. In Huaraz there are two types of taxis, the formal ones to be recognised by their big blue checkered labels on the side of the car (frequently station wagons) and […]

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Flor Cuenca Blas conquers second eight-thousander; Mt. Manaslu

At 08:40 local time, on September the 28th 2017, Peruvian native Flor Cuenca Blas summited Nepal’s Mt. Manaslu, which rises […]

Huaracino’s son to become chess grandmaster

On September the 26th 2017, Peruvian chess player José Martinez Alcántara won the World Youth Chess Championship for the U18 […]

Match review: Sport Rosario (0 – 1) Alianza Lima

The Estadio Rosas Pampa almost reached its 18,000 capacity for the high profile visit of Club Alianza Lima, Peru’s oldest […]

Charles Lewis Cornelius: Seven months on the outside

After 12 years in prison, of which five in Huaraz´s Víctor Pérez Liendo Prison for attempting to smuggle 17kg of […]

¨Huaraz could suffer an earthquake magnitude 8 on the Richter scale¨

The head of the Civil Defence of Huaraz, David Paredes, issued a grave warning last week that it was possible […]

Chacas, a “painted” town in danger of losing its beauty

Chacas a small town in the Peruvian Andes in the Ancash Region, behind the highest mountain peak called Huasacarán. It […]

Alternative tourism: Football crazy in Huaraz

I’m a big sports fan and my obsession with coordinating my trips around football fixtures has allowed me to share […]

First anthropology field work experience in the Callejón de Huaylas 1984

The following is an excerpt from Patricia J. Hammer´s first attempt at ethnography in Carhuaz. In 1984 I came to […]

Fiery and flamboyant: flamenco comes to Huaraz

This Sunday at 7.00pm, Huaraz will set the stage for its first ever performance of flamenco and Spanish dance, free […]

Italian disabled climbers open new climbing routes in the Rurec Valley

Pietro Rago (56), a professional climber from the province of Brescia in Lombardy, Italy, had previously been to Huaraz in […]

The value of theatre; why Huaraz needs to support local drama

Sunday night marked the last performance of Yocasta, a play adapted by Santiago Serrano based on the tale of Oedipus, […]

Match review: Sport Rosario (1 – 1) Universidad San Martin

Both clubs will be disappointed with a draw after an exciting game at the Estadio Rosas Pampa, played out in […]

´Woody´ and Kate calling attention for biodiversity on their trip through the Andes

Through the years, we have now interviewed a couple of cyclists who for different reasons visited the Huaraz area on […]

The sword hanging over us all: Palcachoca Lake

The fateful day was 31st December 1941. That morning, the thriving city of Huaraz was visited by an uninvited guest. […]

The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 21)

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

The rise and fall of Sport Ancash: 12 months of mayhem

Last Sunday, Sport Ancash F.C. ended a run of 12 games without a win to claim their only second victory […]

Foreword editor THT September edition 2017

Every time an accident happens in the nearby mountains, our website gets visited from all corners of the world. It´s […]

Over Operaciones Verticales representative: ¨It was probably wrong not having communicated about the accident¨

On Thursday last week, the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph paid a visit to the hospital Víctor Ramos Guardia to […]