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Wayra Andinismo Club to organise climbing competition and climbing congress

In the framework of the celebrations of the 160th anniversary of the creation of the Province of Huaraz, the Wayra Andinismo Club (Caway) is organizing a couple of interesting events for locals and tourists. In recent years in Peru, climbing has become more competitive and Caway now counts with the second largest climbing wall for […]

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Interesting two-day during outdoor climbing event with international participants

Last weekend on the 6th and 7th, an interesting and competitive outdoor climbing competition was held in Huaraz. The activity was organised by members of the Official Tourism Guide Career of the Eleazar Guzmán Barrón Public Institute of Higher Technological Education in Huaraz, the Andinismo club Wayra, Andinismo club Caway and textile corporation Yuraq Janca. […]

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Climb&Wine; a female orientated climbing club in Huaraz

A new female orientated climbing club has been formed in Huaraz for the 2016 season.  Climb&Wine as the name suggests aims to bring together local females and travellers with a passion for climbing in a social and fun atmosphere.  Each week local females and travellers are invited to meet together and choose a climb day […]

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Assault at the Los Olivos climbing site

In the afternoon of Sunday November 29th the official guide Benito Rivera Castillo was savagely attacked by a group of youngsters, while he was rock climbing at the popular Los Olivos site, which is located just outside the town of Huaraz.  The youngsters who were clearly drunk and underage threw rocks at Benito from the […]

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The Huaraz Climbing Guide: ¨a must have for climbing and boulder fanatics¨

We knew about it a year ago, and we are happy that it won´t be much longer before Huaraz and the climbing world are enriched with The Huaraz Climbing Guide. As the title suggests it is a guide that will have all the information about climbing in and around Huaraz. We conducted an interview with […]

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First edition of Huaraz´ Open Boulder Championships

On Sunday the 4th of May, the second promo of Técnicas y Sistemas de Escalada will be hosting the first ever Open ational championships of bouldering in Huaraz. Climbers interested will be able to compete in master, novice and women categories and there will be awards in all categories. Inscription for the event is S/. […]

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Festival del Andinismo 2013 aiming for tourism boost

Two days before the Festival del Andinismo kicked off, we had a small interview with Benjamin Morales who is the president of Save the Rajus (Save the Mountains) and foremost organiser of the festival, about his objectives and expectations.  What can you tell us about the objectives of the festival? The main objective is the […]

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Peruvian Sports Institute not cooperating at climbing event

This year, the Federación Deportiva Peruana de Andinismo y Deportes de Invierno decided for the first time to include the town of Huaraz as a venue for the national climbing championships. This tournament is crucial to the competitors as it’s a means of selecting the best climbers to represent Peru in the XVII Bolivarian Games […]

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Hatun Machay Really Rocks

There are a lot of climbing and boulder possibilities in and around Huaraz. The Huaraz Telegraph presents a small summary of the better places. Even for tourists without any experience in bouldering or rock climbing, this can be a fantastic opportunity under the conditions of a good guide and good weather. The best rock climbing […]

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Language Centre of the Casa de Guías to organise talent show

Because of the celebration of the anniversary of the Association of Mountain Guides of Peru (AGMP), and being part of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]