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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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Language Centre of the Casa de Guías to organise talent show

Because of the celebration of the anniversary of the Association of Mountain Guides of Peru (AGMP), and being part of […]

INAIGEM announces cooperation agreement and construction of Museum of Andean Mountains

The Ohio State University in the US and the INAIGEM (National Institute of Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems) signed […]

Update: Two rescue teams have headed out to search for Canadian tourist

The editor of The Huaraz Telegraph has spoken to the head of the Tourist Police in Huaraz, Major Godofredo Vargas […]

Update: Still no traces of Jesse Galganov, local authorities all informed

Sadly, there are still no traces of Jesse Galganov, the Canadian citizen who went missing at the end of September. […]

Urgent: Canadian tourist missing and last seen in Huaraz

Jesse Galganov

The Huaraz Telegraph was contacted this morning by Magda Fernández who informed us that Canadian citizen Jesse Galganov has been […]

Lima among the five most dangerous cities in the world for women

According to the ranking of the foundation of the international news agency Thomson Reuters, the insecurity that women live in […]

‘London to Lima Gin´, made of water from the Cordillera Blanca exported to London

On October 6th, I sat down to lunch with Alex James, and his wife and business partner Karena De Lecaros-Aquise […]

The conquistador´s daughter and the Incan princess of Huaylas

This is the story of two very powerful women who lived in the ancient towns of the Callejon de Huaylas […]

Huaraz-born trail runner named Huascarán National Park ambassador

Hernán Henostroza Gamarra from Huaraz informed The Huaraz Telegraph that he was officially named ambassador of the National Park Huascarán. […]

Park rangers National Park Huascarán trained to monitor wild birds

Peru’s National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), and Cornell University’s Ornothology Laboratory (CLO), have collaborated in […]

Flagging down a taxi in Huaraz; what to expect

Catching a taxi in Huaraz is quite an easy process and it shouldn’t take much longer than a couple of […]

Flor Cuenca Blas conquers second eight-thousander; Mt. Manaslu

At 08:40 local time, on September the 28th 2017, Peruvian native Flor Cuenca Blas summited Nepal’s Mt. Manaslu, which rises […]

Huaracino’s son to become chess grandmaster

On September the 26th 2017, Peruvian chess player José Martinez Alcántara won the World Youth Chess Championship for the U18 […]

Match review: Sport Rosario (0 – 1) Alianza Lima

The Estadio Rosas Pampa almost reached its 18,000 capacity for the high profile visit of Club Alianza Lima, Peru’s oldest […]

Charles Lewis Cornelius: Seven months on the outside

After 12 years in prison, of which five in Huaraz´s Víctor Pérez Liendo Prison for attempting to smuggle 17kg of […]

¨Huaraz could suffer an earthquake magnitude 8 on the Richter scale¨

The head of the Civil Defence of Huaraz, David Paredes, issued a grave warning last week that it was possible […]

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 […]