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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 Mayolo University Meteorology Team to the local and regional authorities, these have not fulfilled their obligations. To comply with the prevention of natural disasters, local and regional authorities were urged to do cleaning work in […]

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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 change. With this in mind, he created up with the EduClima program, currently piloting in Peru as well as Sri Lanka and Tanzinia. It involves educating citizens and farmers about climate change, and teaching them […]

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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 geological and biological changes on the peak. What they found are worrying signs of the impact of climate change on Huascaran, and highlights the urgency with which an action plan is needed to save the […]

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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 a cooperation agreement last month to carry out scientific studies on Mount Huascarán in the Cordillera Blanca, in the fields of glaciology, meteorology and climatology. The international scientific community has a growing interest in studying […]

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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. The 25-year-old trail runner who won the 60 km long Andes Race in August 2017 said that being an ambassador, it´s his job to propagate, support and protect the natural areas of the Peruvian State, […]

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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 order to train park rangers to monitor wild birds. This joint effort aims to gain a greater understanding of climate change, and how other human activity affects the biological communities of high mountain ranges. Although […]

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´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 a bike. Faithfull readers will definitely remember Fernando (Nando) Padrós from Catalunya in Spain who abandoned European society, left his home, friends and job behind and took to his bicycle and was cycling around the […]

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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. Everyone knew, and in some ways, we were expecting it. However, it was a guest no one had wanted to come. A gigantic block of ice had fallen into Palcacocha from an adjacent glacier, breaching […]

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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 hit the Pastoruri hard and in two decades the glacier has shrunk to about half its original size and tourist numbers have dropped dramatically. For this reason, in March of 2013, Pastoruri became part of […]

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¨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 century, the possible threat of Laguna Palcacocha and his great friendship with the American paleoclimatologist and distinguished university professor at the School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, Dr Lonnie G. Thompson. Before we get […]

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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 […]