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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 6 and 12 earlier this year completed a scientific expedition to Mount Huascarán, did not only find the presence of carbon black pollution, macro and microorganisms but also sources of anthropogenic pollution. What they found […]

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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, called Cordillera Blanca. The mountain is located in the province of Yungay in the department of Ancash and is the highest tropical snow-covered mountain in the world. It is considered a national and global icon […]

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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 this month, praised the efforts of mountain guide Eric Albino who, along together with the Grupo de Operaciones Policiales Especiales (GOPE), volunteered his services free of charge to help rescue the body of her father. […]

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18-year-old female Canadian mountaineer rescued from Mount Alpamayo

Eighteen-year-old Canadian Sara Murphy, a mountaineer who was reported missing on October 29th in the Alpamayo mountain range of the Cordillera Blanca, was found live by the rescue corps of the Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP). Murphy was found close to a place called Vientunan on the Cedros route near Mount Alpamayo in the […]

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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 to 8,156 meters above sea-level. In doing so, she became the first ever Peruvian woman to have successfully climbed two of the 14 ‘eight-thousanders’. This follows her successful climb of Mt. Cho Oyo in October […]

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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 2005 and 2006, when he opened several climbing routes in the Rurec Valley in solo, not an easy feat! He came back this year to organise a very special and meaningful expedition in the Cordillera […]

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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 a group of four ambitious young Belgian climbers (Pierre Gobbels, Philippe van Rillaer, Patrick Tinteler and Jean Garcia), who had the intention to summit Mount Huascarán, Peru’s highest peak at 6,768m. During the expedition on […]

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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 search for Julio Anaya Mejia. Julio was one of the people involved in the accident that happened on the 2nd earlier this month in Rataquenua during the setup of a climbing wall. The youngster told […]

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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 were helping to set up the climbing event. In cooperation with Club Huascarán, Andes Pedal Club, Montañas Magicas, Amrach Rock, Galaxia Expeditions and Over – Operaciones Verticales, The Municipality of Huaraz organised the Semana del Andinismo y la […]

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Breaking news: Spanish climbers involved in climbing accident on Alpamayo

Yesterday we were informed about two climbers of Spanish nationalilty who have suffered a climbing accident on ´the most beautiful mountain of the world´ Alpamayo. According to our information, one of them has suffered a broken leg and probably a broken arm but this information is not yet confirmed officially. The accident appears to have […]

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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 […]