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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 were in Huaraz, Peru, in October 2016, for five days of tourism and investigation. Only 30 km. away was Huascarán, the highest peak of Peru (at 6768 m, or 22,208 ft.)[i] and the gem of the […]

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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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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 came and we could begin climbing in the Cordillera Blanca. We are both climbers and skiers from the U.S. I just graduated from university and Josh quit his corporate job so we could spend the […]

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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 Lima and three hours later disembarked at Huacho. His intention was to cycle from Huacho to Huánuco. Having spent three weeks in Lima waiting for the weather in the mountains to improve he thought the […]

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The process of shipping your vehicle to Peru

Shipping a vehicle to a foreign country presents its challenges. This is why nearly all individuals who desire to have a vehicle shipped internationally will hire professional transporters for their services. A professional shipping company’s knowledge, state of the art equipment, experience and resources allow them to carry out a vehicle’s overseas transport more efficiently […]

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High-Altitude Trout Fishing

We are always pleased when readers contact The Huaraz Telegraph asking if they can write an article, or make a contribution to our paper. If you are reading this as a tourist or a resident, and have some free time please consider volunteering for us. Gene Howson, who is originally from England, contacted us with […]

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The production of peaches in the Callejon de Huaylas

For people who like nature the Callejon de Huaylas has beautiful and picturesque landscapes, it also provides the opportunity to experience the culture of the small villages and towns. Starting from Huaraz, which is located at 3,100 metres above sea level, and heading 66 kilometres north along the Callejon de Huaylas we reach Caraz at […]

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Counting Vicuñas (Reader´s contribution)

Read an interesting contribuition from Brian Morra, originally from northern Idaho in the States about his volunteering job. Day 1: Start of the Vicuña count Vicuñas are a species of camelid. Similar to alpacas, although smaller, they roam wild in the in the Parque Huascarán. Their fur is highly valuable and for this reason they […]

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In Peru, tourists also often pay the price of crime

Within the first month of having arrived in Peru, her Visa card was cloned and several transactions fraudulently occurred in Lima while she was in Iquitos. Forget trying to make collect calls, forget public telephones, forget efficient telecommunication system in the Amazon. And, this was just the start of her troubles, Lauren Marchand writes.  I […]

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The World Is Round by Rick Ruffin

The World Is Round By Rick Ruffin Everyone has a nose ring. Everyone has an Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy or some other tablet that they stare at all the time. Everyone does Facebook. Everyone except me, that is. Sometimes, it seems that I just do not fit in. Travelling at age 56, staying in […]

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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 […]