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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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Chavín & Origins of Andean Civilization

Chavín was once compared to the Olmecs and depicted as the Mother Civilization of the Andes. The term Chavín has been applied to a developmental stage of Andean history, to an archaeological period, to an art style and to a hypothetical empire.  Chavín has been interpreted as a culture, a civilization and a religion. The […]

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Yungay’s disaster of 1970

This month it has been 42 years since the occurrence of one of the worst catastrophies in the history of Peru which destroyed the nearby town of Yungay. While most were listening to commentary of the opening match of the World Cup in 1970 on the radio, the ground started to shake. Could you imagine […]

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Illegal mining within the National Park Huascaran destroying Nevado Tocllaraju

In the past we have reported on this topic before but it seems that the situation only has gotten worse. […]

The piteous downfall of Hatun Machay

A mere two years ago, Hatun Machay, a rock forest located in the Cordillera Negra between Huaraz and Lake Conococha, […]

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 […]

Víctor Rímac from Huaraz on top of the world

Third time’s a charm! After two unsuccessful attempts to conquer Mount Everest, Victor Rimac Trejo finally managed to set foot […]

The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 19)

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

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 […]

Printed edition of July 2017 a bit delayed but these are our topics

We would like to inform our faithful followers and readers that the production of the July edition is a bit […]

Warrior Princess in the Callejón de Huaylas

My boyfriend, Josh, and I arrived in Ancash in January of this year to hang out until the dry season […]

Access to Santa Cruz Trek and Laguna 69 restricted for one week; tour operators upset

A week ago, a private road construction company announced to realise maintenance work on the road Yungay-Yanama. The Huascarán National […]

Carta abierta dirigida a Rosario Pilar Obregón Domínguez

Hola Rosario, De antemano, lo siguiente está redactado en castellano, para evitar malas interpretaciones o traducciones. Pese a que tus […]

Peruvian Mountain Guides Association (AGMP) to organise an international rescue course in Guatemala

After previously having successfully directed an international rescue course in Mexico, the in Huaraz based Peruvian Mountain Guides Association (AGMP) […]

Victor Rimac back in Huaraz after successfully having conquered Mount Everest

After an exhausting trip from Nepal, and a couple of days in Peru´s capital Lima for press meetings and sponsor […]

Entrance fees for National Park Huascaran go through the roof next year

We were just recently informed about the new entrance fees for the National Park Huascaran and this is bad news […]

Englishman Jonathan (Jo) Parsons of popular hostel Jo´s Place passes away

We are sad to inform our readers and tourists that Jonathan Parsons of Jo´s Place has passed away. Jo was a […]

BREAKING NEWS: New female concessionaire of Hatun Machay denounced by former Argentine administrator

The Huaraz Telegraph obtained a copy of a criminal complaint which was filed by Argentine citizen Andrés Saibene against Rosario […]

Icefall in Laguna Palcacocha causes three metre high waves

During a special emergency press conference, the National Institute for Research in Glacier and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM) announced that a […]

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, […]

Nine high mountain guides graduate after four years of hard study and practice

Rafael Figueroa Chávez, president of the Casa de Guías of the Mountain Guides Association of Peru in Huaraz confirmed that […]