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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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Sport Ancash F.C. celebrating 50th anniversary and appoints new Argentinian manager

Founded on April the 22nd, 1967 under the name Club Deportivo Comunitario Laboral Sport Áncash, the teams faces another year […]

Appearance of controversial flyers promoting activities at Hatun Machay raise questions

The Huaraz Telegraph was shown some surprising flyers of Hatun Machay that were displayed inside a couple of tourist shops […]

Tourists come to Huarmey to help flood victims and get assaulted in hotel

Imagine that you´re on a holiday in a country that is struck by natural disasters and you´re offering voluntarily your […]

Airline LC Perú will have to drop their fares dramatically

On the 9th of May, low-cost airline Viva Air Peru will inaugurate its services on Peruvian soil, directing its first […]

Víctor Rimac: ¨Heavy rainfall in Huaraz will favour mountaineering season later this year¨

Our newspaper spoke with Peru´s hottest prospect in mountaineering, Víctor Rimac Trejo and we were informed about his new mission. […]

Remodeled National Museum of Chavín to reopen its doors next week

The Decentralised Department of Culture of Ancash (DDC) has informed that the great National Museum of Chavin will reopen its […]

Five years ago on this day, The Huaraz Telegraph was launched

On April the 4th, the very first edition of The Huaraz Telegraph was launched. The initiative was applauded by Carlos […]

Overnight bus transportation between Huaraz and Lima reestablished

Our newspaper was informed this morning that Linea, Oltursa, Cruz del Sur and Movil Tours are selling overnight bus trips […]

I have planned and booked my trip to Peru, can I still visit Huaraz?

Not only The Huaraz Telegraph gets contacted daily by worried tourists, but also the many agencies and hotels in town, […]

Passengers on flights between Huaraz and Lima have increased about 30%

The editor of The Huaraz Telegraph went to the Airport Comandante FAP Germán Arias Graziani last Saturday to see if […]

Liverpudlian cycles past huaicos, rockfalls and mudslides from Barranca to Huaraz

The following is the story of Gary Quinn (59) from Liverpool, England, who put his bicycle on a bus in […]

Road to Lima partially open again, new warning of heavy rains

Yesterday, at 10:30 a.m. the road towards Lima was opened again but in a restricted manner, allowing the passage of […]

Peruvian Mountain Guide Association to lead international rescue course in Mexico

The Mountain Guide Association of Peru (AGMP) will lead and organise a mountaineering and rescue course in Puebla – Mexico. […]

Australian tourists express gratitude for helpful airlift to Lima

The Huaraz Telegraph has been contacted the past week by many people who are wondering what the situation in Huaraz […]

Road towards Huaraz interrupted again, local tourism entrepreneurs getting worried

The road between Huaraz and Lima is broken up again due to heavy rainfall in the areas of  Chasquitambo and […]

28 people in Ancash killed by mudslides and effects of heavy rains

According to an official report delivered by the Regional Government of Ancash and the Center of Emergency Operations (COER) Ancash, […]

Limited bus transport between Lima and Huaraz possible from tomorrow

Great news for the many tourists and Peruvians that are stuck in Huaraz. A quick round along some of the […]

Update on situation in Huaraz; still inaccessible but 60 people got shipped out

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed that approximately 60 people boarded a Police-owned aircraft to be taken to the nation`s capital. […]