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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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No visits to Pastoruri Glacier; access road closed until the 29th of December

Jesús López Gómez, head of the Huascarán National Park (SERNANP – Huaraz) informed the press and agencies in Huaraz and […]

Memories of the 76th anniversary of the glacial lake outburst of 1941

In 1941, while Europe was suffering the deadliest military conflict in history in absolute terms of total casualties, Huaraz and […]

Priest involved in US pedophile scandal now preaches in Chimbote

Last night, Cuarto Poder, a journalistic research programme broadcasted on America T.V. (channel 4 in Peru) revealed that a priest […]

Sport Rosario extends contracts and will participate in the Copa Sudamericana

On Sunday the 3rd of December, the last matches for the Clausura Tournament of the Primera División were played and […]

Weather expert warns Huaraz will not be spared from waterlogging

University professor and local meteorologist Rafael Figueroa Tauquino lamented that despite of the warnings realised by the Santiago Antúnez de […]

Traditional System of Corongo’s Water Judges become Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Traditional System of Corongo’s Water Judges (Sistema de Jueces de Agua de Corongo) is inscribed on the Representative List […]

Human excrements, plastic bags and remains of food found on Huascarán

The team consisted of eight specialists from the National Research Institute of Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM) which between August […]

Researchers confirm Huascarán is actually 11 metres lower than previously assumed

Since 1873, nine measurements of the south and north peaks of Huascarán have been made estimating all different heights. The […]

A brief history of Mataraju; Peru´s tallest mountain

Mount Huascarán (in Ancash Quechua language: Mataraju, ‘Twin Nevados’), is a massif located in the Western Cordillera of the Andes, […]

Dutchman seeking to educate Peruvian citizens and farmers about climate change

Henk Smeenk is a Dutch man with a mission: to help farmers in developing countries face the challenges of climate […]

Huaraz suffers heavy rainfall and a minor 3.6 magnitude earthquake

Huaraz, capital of Ancash region endured heavy rainfall for about an hour yesterday afternoon. The rainfall caused waterlogging in several […]

Contrasting fortunes in 2017 for Sport Ancash and Sport Rosario

With just two games remaining of Peru’s Segunda División, Sport Ancash have been relegated into the abyss of the Peruvian […]

Cracks in Peru’s tallest mountain are caused by climate change, say researchers

A research team spent five days ascending the dizzying heights of Peru’s tallest mountain on a scientific expedition to record […]

Jesse Galganov´s father praises local police and indicates not to give up

Canadian citizen Jesse Galganov has been missing for 51 days and sadly, the search for him has not yet resulted […]

Polish family of mountaineer who died in Ojos del Salado thanks rescue guide from Huaraz

Agnieszka Cruz-Koniak, daughter of the Polish mountaineer who died on Volcano Ojos del Salado (located on the Argentina-Chile border) earlier […]

Valery Rozov dies after a failed BASE jump attempt in the Himalayas

Rozov was an internationally renowned BASE jumper, a sport reserved for only the most fearless, whereby one free falls from […]

Rubbish on the rise on popular Santa Cruz Trek

The Santa Cruz Trek is slowly edging its way into the realms of Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon as one […]

Ancash resident and Peruvian actress Claudia Dammert (68) passes away

Beloved actress and devoted resident of the Ancash region, Claudia Dammert, sadly passed away this week. She was 68, and […]