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Hernan Henostroza Gamarra wins the 50K Petzl Trail Plus in Ecuador

A few days after winning the Huaytapallana Challenge in Huancayo, one of the hardest races in Peru, Hernan Henostroza Gamarra from Huaraz once again managed to get to the finish line first. Last weekend, Hernan won the Petzl Trail Plus race in the city of Baños- Ecuador, one of the hardest mountain trails of Ecuador […]

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Former prisoner eager to get back to South Africa after receiving sad family news

The Huaraz Telegraph met with Charles Lewis Cornelius this morning and we were informed about his new life in Huaraz. After having completed his 12-year-long prison sentence he obtained in 2005 for trying to smuggle 17 kilos and 211 grams of cocaine hydrochloride from Jorge Chavez International Airport, the South African was released earlier this […]

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French lady passes away after an acute myocardial infarction in Huaraz

According to the staff of the San Pablo Clinic in Huaraz, yesterday at 08:51 in the morning a French lady was brought to the emergency with breathing and health problems. At 12:30 she was transferred to the hospitalisation area of the clinic but Ms. Marie Gratigny passed sadly away at approximately 14:30 in the afternoon. […]

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People interested in the culture of Chavín de Huantar attention please

Guillermo Rojas Velarde, coordination communicator of Antamina informs and at the same time invites the general public and people interested in the culture and diggings at the archeological site of Chavín the Huantar to visit the presentation of two new publications. Luis G. Lumbreras (prominent anthropologist, archaeologist and Peruvian educator) will talk today at 11:00am […]

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New proposal for airport in Ancash near Catac raises questions

Last year Eleazar Espinoza brought up the idea of constructing a new airport near Huaraz. The man who unsuccessfully ran for mayor during the 2014 elections thought he found the key to give tourism a boost. A month ago, a Private Public Partnership and government meeting was held to promote strategic investments in Public and […]

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Tourism entrepreneur wants Chavín to become eighth wonder of the world

Family-owned tour operator Jamanca Tours presented a resolution that has the objective to include the archaeological site of Chavín de Huantar to the list of Seven Classic Wonders of the Ancient World and to bring the Raimondi Stela back to the site. Jamanca truly believes that Chavín has what it takes to be added to […]

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Two foreign drug mules suffering from HIV serving time in Huaraz prison

As a journalist I am always looking for interesting stories and one of those stories once took me to the Víctor Pérez Liendo penitentiary in Huaraz. Before actually going into the prison it’s important to do a little research, after all, visiting a penitentiary is not to be compared with visiting a zoo or amusement […]

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Dos burriers extranjeros cumpliendo condena en la prisión de Huaraz (Esp)

Un periodista siempre está buscando historias interesantes y una de esas historias me llevó a la penitenciaría de Víctor Pérez Liendo en Huaraz. Antes de ir efectivamente a la prisión es importante hacer un poco de investigación, después de todo, visitar una penitenciaría no es algo que pueda ser comparado con visitar un zoológico o […]

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Tres jóvenes escaladores fueron atados con pasadores y asaltados con arma

Según el gerente de la agencia huaracina Quechuandes, hoy un lamentable hecho ocurrió a las 11:30 am aproximadamente, cuando tres jóvenes (dos mujeres y un varón) se fueron a escalar a Los Olivos y luego fueron atados con pasadores y asaltados con arma. El asaltante estuvo con pasamontañas y es muy peligroso para personas que vayan […]

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Telethon Huaraz 2014 – My smile within your hands –

Paulo Coelho once said that no man is an island. This is why a group of young professionals and artists (12 in total) have decided to organise a telethon. In order to minimise the economic burden on beneficiaries, ten local families have been carefully selected to receive support. Often when I walk through the streets […]

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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 […]