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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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THT meets the Pikes on bikes in Huaraz

The Huaraz Telegraph has had the pleasure of meeting a number of cyclists journeying through Peru, among them James Hall and his wife who cycled 12,000km and were running out of brake pads until James´ sister sent them some from home. Also on the road were Harriet and Neill from the UK. These die-hard adventurers […]

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Lack of information agencies Huaraz could be putting lives at risk

Huaraz is surrounded by world-renowned opportunities for trekking, mountain climbing and other outdoor activities. Deciding what you would like to do and comparing offers can be a challenge, with the abundance of zealous salesmen, guidebook advice and websites and so on. For tourists, it’s important to thoroughly evaluate an agency before making a commitment. Going […]

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Backpack stolen at local supermarket and mugging near Monterrey hot springs

Is Huaraz becoming unsafe for tourists or not? The Huaraz Telegraph went to the office of the Tourist Police at the Plaza de Armas and found that even though we are barely in to 2013 there have already been 15 reports of robberies and scams; and the high season hasn’t even started yet! While with the […]

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It’s a hard-knock life for a volunteer

Being a volunteer is not always easy, and most volunteer organisations operate smoothly. However, one organization has been having a rough time for the past two months. Normally the people of the Esperanza community know that the organization is doing something good for their community, and takes good care of the workers. But recently things […]

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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 […]

Huaraz-born hotelier launches new craft beer called Huasca Pacha

Since ancient times beers have been produced and are consumed by the world´s population. It´s said that the Egyptians used […]

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 […]

A visit to hotel Colomba in search of nostalgia, history, soft drinks and beer

Huaraz has hundreds of hotels, but not many of them have been part of Huaraz´ history for over a century. […]

¨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 […]

Girl power in the mountains

About a month ago, we were informed of the return of Yvonne Antonieta Mejía Romero, known locally and in the […]

Huascarán of 1974; by William ´Bill´ Katra

One of the greatest joys of this 71-year-old climber is to revisit the scene of former exploits. So there we […]

The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 20)

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (I.N.E.I) 12,187 foreigners entered Peru in 2012 and stayed for over […]

Foreword editor THT August edition 2017

Between threats and praises, we´ll just keep walking our own path Every now and then, at my part-time job at […]

Soon to be distributed; a very interesting and varied August edition

We would like to inform our faithful followers and readers that the August edition is expected to be in Huaraz […]

Mass tourism during past weekend has left its marks at Laguna Parón

During the past long holiday weekend, the cities of Huaraz, Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz once again showed visitors their strengths […]

Lack of environmental awareness; used car tires dumped in the Rio Santa

Environmental pollution and the lack of environmental awareness is a latent problem in many third world countries and Peru is no […]

Finger-pointing in Huaraz starts after the death of three international mountaineers

A day after finding the lifeless bodies of Chileans Cristóbal Bizzarri Lyon, Gabriel Navarrete and Alexander Maznev, the finger-pointing has […]

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 […]

AGMP confirms death of two Chileans and one American-Russian mountaineer on Piramide

A special team of the Peruvian Mountain Guides Association Rescue Corps (AGMP), led by the Official Mountain Guides Josep Guillén […]

Breaking news: three tourists go missing on Nevado Piramide

According to a special news communication issued by the AGMP Communications Area, a special team of the Rescue Corps of […]

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 […]

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 […]