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Victor Alfonso Ramos Icaza: ¨Huaraz is not very friendly towards disabled people¨

The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with Victor Alfonso Ramos Icaza (67), who is the son of Víctor Ramos Guardia (1901-1992) after whom the local hospital is named. Mr. Ramos was born in Huaraz and is an electronical engineer by trade, although he is also a social communicator and despite being fully blind, he still successfully conducts […]

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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. First built in 1903 by Mr Carlos Maguiña Herrera (1882 – 1962), owner of copper and silver mines Huancaramá, the building that is now the Hotel Colomba once housed the soft drinks and syrups company […]

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Crystal under a southern sky, Alpamayo is the most beautiful one

A photo of a Peruvian mountain that was first published in Germany, gave Alpamayo the illustrious fame of becoming the world’s most beautiful mountain. In July 1966 the German mountaineer’s magazine Alpinismus published an article called Kristall unter südlichem Himmel, (translated: Crystal under a southern sky) based on a survey among experts in mountaineering, who […]

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Pumacayán: A short history of heritage

Many tourists that visit Huaraz know little about the city’s history upon their arrival. In fact, even many of the residents are under the impression that their city’s history started in the colonial period upon the arrival of the Spanish. On the contrary, this area has been occupied for millennia, as evidenced by the site […]

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Huaraz remembers the devastating earthquake of 1970

On May 31st in 1970, it was like a normal afternoon in the cities of Huaraz, Yungay, Chimbote and Casma, when at approximately 3:25 p.m. the earth started to shake violently and everything began to collapse. According to figures from the National Institute of Civil Defense, it concerned the most violent earthquake in the history […]

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Flags at Plaza de Armas Huaraz at half-mast to commemorate Fidel Castro

Tourists that have paid a visit to the Plaza de Armas might have noticed that the Huaraz flag, as the Peruvian national flag were at half-mast today. The Huaraz Telegraph learned after a quick survey that this is most likely to commemorate ¨el Comandante¨ Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, who passed away three days ago in […]

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The newspaper history in Huaraz according to journalist José Manuel Sotelo Mejía (83)

The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with journalist, historian, writer and poet José Manuel Sotelo Mejía who informed us about the interesting history of the newspapers in Huaraz. Mr. Sotelo Mejía was born on the 11th of August in 1933 and organised the very first rescue teams and aid to victims of the earthquake of 1970. He´s […]

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Sport Áncash F.C.´s reappearance in Peru´s Second Division of Professional Football

Founded on April the 22nd, 1967 under the name Club Deportivo Comunitario Laboral Sport Áncash, the team last played professional football in 2009 when they got relegated to the second division of Peruvian football after a five-year spell at the highest level. Sport Áncash, nicknamed Amenaza Verde (Green Threat) achieved the awaited promotion to the […]

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The First Documented Traverse of the Cordillera Blanca Ice Cap

At The Huaraz Telegraph we are more than delighted to announce that archaeologist Steven Wegner has finally found time to share a beautiful story with our readers. It’s about Charles Reginald Enock and the first documented traverse of the Cordillera Blanca ice cap. Mr. Wegner was born in the United States and studied archaeology at […]

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Memories of a tragic afternoon By Betel Sevillano Montañez

It was a Sunday afternoon and families were watching and listening to the opening of the 1970 Soccer World Cup ceremony. The Peruvian soccer team was the best team we have ever had: Nene Cubillas, Perico León, Cholo Sotil and the great Chumpi. It was a dream team. The Peruvian population was proud and everywhere […]

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Chacas, a “painted” town in danger of losing its beauty

Chacas a small town in the Peruvian Andes in the Ancash Region, behind the highest mountain peak called Huasacarán. It […]

Alternative tourism: Football crazy in Huaraz

I’m a big sports fan and my obsession with coordinating my trips around football fixtures has allowed me to share […]

First anthropology field work experience in the Callejón de Huaylas 1984

The following is an excerpt from Patricia J. Hammer´s first attempt at ethnography in Carhuaz. In 1984 I came to […]

Fiery and flamboyant: flamenco comes to Huaraz

This Sunday at 7.00pm, Huaraz will set the stage for its first ever performance of flamenco and Spanish dance, free […]

Italian disabled climbers open new climbing routes in the Rurec Valley

Pietro Rago (56), a professional climber from the province of Brescia in Lombardy, Italy, had previously been to Huaraz in […]

The value of theatre; why Huaraz needs to support local drama

Sunday night marked the last performance of Yocasta, a play adapted by Santiago Serrano based on the tale of Oedipus, […]

Victor Alfonso Ramos Icaza: ¨Huaraz is not very friendly towards disabled people¨

The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with Victor Alfonso Ramos Icaza (67), who is the son of Víctor Ramos Guardia (1901-1992) after […]

Match review: Sport Rosario (1 – 1) Universidad San Martin

Both clubs will be disappointed with a draw after an exciting game at the Estadio Rosas Pampa, played out in […]

´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 […]

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. […]

Belgian climber summits Huascarán 32 years after his father lost his legs on the same climb

The following story is an emotional and inspiring one that involves a Belgian family. The story begins in 1985 with […]

The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 21)

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

The rise and fall of Sport Ancash: 12 months of mayhem

Last Sunday, Sport Ancash F.C. ended a run of 12 games without a win to claim their only second victory […]

Foreword editor THT September edition 2017

Every time an accident happens in the nearby mountains, our website gets visited from all corners of the world. It´s […]

Over Operaciones Verticales representative: ¨It was probably wrong not having communicated about the accident¨

On Thursday last week, the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph paid a visit to the hospital Víctor Ramos Guardia to […]

19-year-old Huaraz-born athlete wins 10km trail run in Patagonia

Pamela Maguiña Coltrinari from Huaraz won a gold medal at the Patagonian International Marathon last Saturday.  The Patagonian Maraton is […]

The presses are rolling again; September edition is on its way to Huaraz

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

Adventure sports event ends in tragic disaster as climbing wall collapses, leaving 4 people severely hurt

What should have resulted in a weekend of sports, adrenaline and fun, ended in a tragic disaster for four persons who […]