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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 translated into Polish. The book tells the story of the last hours of the life of Blessed Martyrs Miguel (Michael) Tomaszek and Zbigniew Strzalkowski who were murdered in August 26 years ago by the [now-forbidden] […]

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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 stringed instrument) on the main street Luzuriaga in Huaraz. According to Peruvian Migration Law, tourists are not allowed to work, or to make any kind of money unless they count with a permit granted by […]

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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 highest and most suitable peaks on all continents in the world. It took the Russian five days to ascent the Huascarán in the Cordillera Blanca, which is set at 6,768 metres above sea level. In […]

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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 shows a recent photograph published by AGOEMA, some irresponsible foreigners decided to camp at Lake Willcacocha and even to set up tents. Additionally, some tourists even decided to go for a swim and were chasing […]

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Englishman Jonathan (Jo) Parsons of popular hostel Jo´s Place passes away

We are sad to inform our readers and tourists that Jonathan Parsons of Jo´s Place has passed away. Jo was a real character in town because of his excellent (sarcastic) sense of English humor and, according to neighbours, a very helpful person too. Additionally he always shared joyful jokes when we dropped off the latest edition […]

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Writers wanted! Fancy sending your story and have it published?

We are happy to inform our followers that we have started with the preparations of the printed editions of The Huaraz Telegraph for the 2017 season. We will inform our audience next week about what to expect exactly. In the meanwhile, we are looking for writers. During the high season (June-Sept.) Huaraz is visited by […]

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Mexican tourist has camera stolen while transport to Llanganuco breaks down

Magaly Lopez Garcia (photo), a Mexican tourist who was visiting the city of Huaraz suffered a terrible experience when a tour car that was heading towards the Llanganuco Lakes broke down. While the passengers were waiting in the burning sun for a solution, someone ostensibly managed to grab her camera. According to the tourist, it […]

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Tourists come to Huarmey to help flood victims and get assaulted in hotel

Imagine that you´re on a holiday in a country that is struck by natural disasters and you´re offering voluntarily your help to help those affected. This is what members of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) All Hands from the United Kingdom, Australia, Colombia and the United States did. They got to Huarmey to work on the […]

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Road to Lima partially open again, new warning of heavy rains

Yesterday, at 10:30 a.m. the road towards Lima was opened again but in a restricted manner, allowing the passage of freight vehicles, vans, cars and passenger service buses until four in the afternoon. The mayor of the district of Colquioc – Casquitambo, Manuel Díaz Trujillo reported that the road has been enabled in one single […]

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Australian tourists express gratitude for helpful airlift to Lima

The Huaraz Telegraph has been contacted the past week by many people who are wondering what the situation in Huaraz is and if Huaraz can be visited in the near future. We also received a frank message from Michael Gregory and Susanne Heuberger, who wanted to express their gratitude to the Nacional Police for their […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

´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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]