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Travelling at 3000m and the effects of altitude in Huaraz

Four years ago Lionel Messi famously threw up in a football match against Bolivia; Bolivia’s stadium is at 3800m, and the world’s best player couldn’t quite cut it at that altitude. He did, however, recently score a hat-trick in Quito against Ecuador, whose stadium stands at around 2800m. Chances are, therefore, that he’d probably do […]

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Lima among the five most dangerous cities in the world for women

According to the ranking of the foundation of the international news agency Thomson Reuters, the insecurity that women live in the capital of Peru is only preceded by cities in Africa and Asia. The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic part of the international news and information provider, surveyed 19 of the world’s largest megacities, according […]

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Flagging down a taxi in Huaraz; what to expect

Catching a taxi in Huaraz is quite an easy process and it shouldn’t take much longer than a couple of minutes before you get spotted. In Huaraz there are two types of taxis, the formal ones to be recognised by their big blue checkered labels on the side of the car (frequently station wagons) and […]

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¨Huaraz could suffer an earthquake magnitude 8 on the Richter scale¨

The head of the Civil Defence of Huaraz, David Paredes, issued a grave warning last week that it was possible that Huaraz could suffer an earthquake of more than 8 on the Richter scale. He insists that accordingly the population should take reasonable precautions and carry out safety drills regarding earthquakes. His warning comes after […]

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First steps taken to a much needed Early Warning System for Lake Palcacocha

Yesterday, authorities and officials of Huaraz, the district of Independencia and the Regional Government of Ancash, as well as Congressman Ricardo Narváez Soto, visited Lake Palcacocha with the purpose of establishing actions that allow providing the so much needed security to the population before a possible glacial lake outburst flood. Other objectives of the visit […]

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Again high levels of noise pollution detected in city centre of Huaraz

The Regional Health Department of Ancash through the Environmental Health Department confirmed the presence of very disturbing noises in the centre of Huaraz. According to Ysabel Jaramillo Visitation, a member of the Ecology and Environmental Protection Department of the Environmental Health Department, the monitoring was carried out in commercial areas that are characterized by very […]

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Two French tourists assaulted at the Rataquenua cross in Huaraz

Despite the fact that the Tourist Police in Huaraz is doing permanent surveillance patrolling the access road towards the cross of Rataquenua, assaults still happen. In April 2013, The Huaraz Telegraph suggested its readers not going to the cross because of the ongoing assaults on tourists but going to El Pinar instead, a mining village […]

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Scandinavian tourist denounces being raped by brichero in Huaraz; case under investigation

The following information is highly delicate, however it requires the full attention of travelers and females in particular who plan visiting the city of Huaraz. In the last week of August, a frightened Scandinavian tourist went to the tourist police to denounce having been drugged and later raped by a Peruvian man working in the […]

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Important high mountain rescue course with exhibitors from Denver – Colorado at Casa de Guías

Rafael Figueroa Chavez, president of the Asociación de Guías de Montaña del Perú informed The Huaraz Telegraph the programming of an important high mountain rescue course for guides with international speakers from Denver – Colorado´s University in the United States. The speakers are so called specialists of high altitude rescue operations. The important high mountain […]

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Rangers at Palcacocha have not been paid since January and are without proper equipment

In our September 2014 edition we ran an article about the growing threat to Palcacocha Lake, an article that caused a furor among some ´intellectual´ tourism operators, who still don’t understand what they are up against. To quote from last year´s article: ¨Every citizen in Huaraz knows about the possible danger of Lake Palcacocha, including […]

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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 […]