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Make your vacation sustainable by planting trees through Montikuna Perú

By Nathan Hecht What is Montikuna Peru? The word montikuna means trees or forest in Quechua, the indigenous language of the Peruvian Andes. Unfortunately, many of the native forests in this area have become highly fragmented and scarce, thanks to indiscriminate felling, burning of pasture land and forests, and infrastructure development (electricity cables, roads, agricultural […]

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Students of CAISTH organise an ecological and environmental awareness clean-up day

You may have noticed that Huaraz has become a little bit cleaner lately, and that is all thanks to the Mountaineering Club of the Superior Technological Institute of Huaraz (CAISTH), who did a great job of cleaning up the banks of the River Quillkay. Whereas other high profile members of Huaraz’ society rather unite and […]

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The protection of the Pastoruri Glacier by Engineer Benjamín Morales Arnao

During the Third National Congress of Professionals in Tourism in Huaraz (click here for a review of the congress by Fatima Quiñones) by far the most interesting exposition was the one presented by Benjamín Morales Arnao about the receding icecaps of the Pastoruri glacier. The exposition included a short summary of a study that describes […]

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Letter to the editor by Nathan Haley about the Huayhuash

Here at The Huaraz Telegraph we like to hear what our readers have to say, whether it be a comment about the paper, or something about Huaraz. We recently received a letter from Nathan Haley who wanted to raise the issues of the Huayhuash. Sir, I fear for the Cordillera Huayhuash, I fear it is going to […]

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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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Llanganuco cleaning campaign great initiative and success

Soon after it was founded, the Trekking Guide Association of Peru (AGTP) decided to do some social work that resulted in a cleaning operation of the Llanganuco area. After a short meeting the team decided to carry out the campaign in the LLanganuco sector covering parts of the Quebrada Demanda, Laguna 69 and the Nevado […]

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Ancash continues to record environmental conflicts in Peru

In a news report released by the Ombudsman’s Office about Social Conflicts for the month of April 2013, 229 incidents were recorded. Of these, 175 (76.4%) are in active state and 54 (23.6%) dormant. According to the report, mining activities are the greatest source for these conflicts. The second most numerous type of disagreement is […]

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Municipality not doing enough to protect the treasures of Huanchaco

It is a well-known fact that wherever you dig a hole in Peru chances are you will find something ancient, and of value. Unfortunately there is not enough money to finance all the excavations that archaeologists would want to do. One of the biggest excavations in Trujillo is Chan Chan, an ancient Moche community 20 minutes […]

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The Real Price of Water

Can someone really understand climate change if it has no impact on his/her daily life? Our routines are all similar, head to the bathroom, brush our teeth, flush the toilet, take a shower, turn on our computers etc. We’ll head to the fridge and even keep the thing open for a good five minutes while […]

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Local guide shares search details and reveals that Jesse Galganov was last seen in Taullipampa

Earlier this week, the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with Beto Pinto Toledo, manager and founder of local tourism […]

Meet cebiche de chocho, Huaraz’s hearty food icon

Perhaps one of the most popular local dishes of Huaraz, yet one which is often overlooked by travellers, is cebiche […]

Local newspaper spreads painful fake news on Jesse Galganov

What was announced as a huge scoop on the front page of the Friday morning edition of local newspaper Prensa […]

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 […]