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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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 has a very special kind of beauty. From winter to spring, visitors can see a stunning and colourful landscape: red roofs, white walls,  and green fields against bottle blue sky background. The quaint and narrow […]

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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 a stadium with people from all over the world. Though I wouldn´t consider myself being a groundhopper, I have seen football matches in Romania, France, Poland, Hong Kong and as of last Saturday, Peru. Not […]

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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 Peru from the University of California to study Anthropology at the Catholic University in Lima. Older women in the community warmly received me into the community, stopping to greet me with the traditional pounding on […]

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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 for all to enjoy. “Sentir Flamenco” is the work of multitalented ballerina Alexandra Sánchez, who is visiting the city as the guest of the municipality and the Cultural Centre of Huaraz. For locals and tourists […]

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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 2005 and 2006, when he opened several climbing routes in the Rurec Valley in solo, not an easy feat! He came back this year to organise a very special and meaningful expedition in the Cordillera […]

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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, told through the eyes of his incestuous mother (after whom the play is named). After the curtain descended, director Luis H. Gonzales solemnly thanked the audience for coming to watch the performance, lamenting that there […]

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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 front of a 5000 strong crowd and a pocket of 50 or so Huaraz ultras who never sat down and never stopped singing. Sport Rosario deservedly took the league just before half time, with star […]

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´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 a bike. Faithfull readers will definitely remember Fernando (Nando) Padrós from Catalunya in Spain who abandoned European society, left his home, friends and job behind and took to his bicycle and was cycling around the […]

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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. Everyone knew, and in some ways, we were expecting it. However, it was a guest no one had wanted to come. A gigantic block of ice had fallen into Palcacocha from an adjacent glacier, breaching […]

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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 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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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 […]

19-year-old Huaraz-born athlete wins 10km trail run in Patagonia

Pamela Maguiña Coltrinari from Huaraz won a gold medal at the Patagonian International Marathon last Saturday.  The Patagonian Maraton is […]

The presses are rolling again; September edition is on its way to Huaraz

We would like to inform our faithful followers and readers that the September edition is expected to be in Huaraz […]

Adventure sports event ends in tragic disaster as climbing wall collapses, leaving 4 people severely hurt

What should have resulted in a weekend of sports, adrenaline and fun, ended in a tragic disaster for four persons who […]

Breaking news: Spanish climbers involved in climbing accident on Alpamayo

Yesterday we were informed about two climbers of Spanish nationalilty who have suffered a climbing accident on ´the most beautiful […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

¨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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]