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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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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 […]

Lack of environmental awareness; used car tires dumped in the Rio Santa

Environmental pollution and the lack of environmental awareness is a latent problem in many third world countries and Peru is no […]

Finger-pointing in Huaraz starts after the death of three international mountaineers

A day after finding the lifeless bodies of Chileans Cristóbal Bizzarri Lyon, Gabriel Navarrete and Alexander Maznev, the finger-pointing has […]

Spanish tourist detained by Tourist Police while playing music on Luzuriaga

A female Spanish tourist was detained on Monday by the Tourist Police while she was playing her charango (small Andean […]

AGMP confirms death of two Chileans and one American-Russian mountaineer on Piramide

A special team of the Peruvian Mountain Guides Association Rescue Corps (AGMP), led by the Official Mountain Guides Josep Guillén […]

Breaking news: three tourists go missing on Nevado Piramide

According to a special news communication issued by the AGMP Communications Area, a special team of the Rescue Corps of […]

Valery Rozov realises historical BASE jump from Huascarán

Valery Rozov has successfully completed the highest BASE jump in South America in his search to jump from the seven […]

Reckless foreign tourists causing ecological damage at Laguna Willcacocha

The Association of Official Guides in High Mountains in Ancash (AGOEMA) has expressed its dismay on social networks. Yesterday, so […]