Huaraz-born trail runner named Huascarán National Park ambassador

H ernán 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, thus giving an example to others.

The ambassador titles was given by the SERNANP (National Service of Protected Natural Areas by the State) in Lima, and should be considered as a recognition to people who spread and stand out to preserve and protect the natural areas protected by SERNANP, setting an example for society and youngsters. Henostroza Gammara since very little liked adventure sports, but much more he liked trekking or climbing in and around places of the Cordillera Blanca. His parents and family taught him to respect nature and practices often in the National Park Huascarán.

The university student also had the opportunity to meet Manolo del Castillo. Manolo was declared an honorary ranger by SERNANP in 2015 and conducts the very popular programme Reportaje al Perú which is broadcasted on national television. Hernán described Manolo as a great person who also loves mountains. ¨Manolo is a very good person but above all has a lot of charisma; we talked a lot about his work and the passion he also has for nature and mountains

2017 proves to be a succesfull year for the Huaraz-born trailrunner as in May earlier this year; Hernan won the Petzl Trail Plus race in the city of Baños- Ecuador, one of the hardest mountain trails of Ecuador counting with an accumulated unevenness of 9,000 metres. Prior to the Petzl Trail Plus Race in Ecuador, Nanchito also won the Huaytapallana Challenge in Huancayo, one of the hardest trails in Peru.

Photo; Hernán Henostroza Gamarra, Manolo del Castillo and Jesús Gómez López, director of the National Park Huascarán

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