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 […]

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 a group of four ambitious young Belgian climbers (Pierre Gobbels, Philippe van Rillaer, Patrick Tinteler and Jean Garcia), who had the intention to summit Mount Huascarán, Peru’s highest peak at 6,768m. During the expedition on […]

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, used to be a very popular rock climbing, hiking, historical and cultural paradise. However, because of disputes between the local community and the Argentine former administrator, the place is now considered unsafe for tourists. To […]

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Researchers confirm Huascarán is actually 11 metres lower than previously assumed

Since 1873, nine measurements of the south and north peaks of Huascarán have been made estimating all different heights. The first height of Peru´s tallest mountain was given by Hindle-Raimondi in 1873 and the last measurement was carried out by an expedition team of the National Institute of Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM), […]

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A brief history of Mataraju; Peru´s tallest mountain

Mount Huascarán (in Ancash Quechua language: Mataraju, ‘Twin Nevados’), is a massif located in the Western Cordillera of the Andes, called Cordillera Blanca. The mountain is located in the province of Yungay in the department of Ancash and is the highest tropical snow-covered mountain in the world. It is considered a national and global icon […]

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Dutchman seeking to educate Peruvian citizens and farmers about climate change

Henk Smeenk is a Dutch man with a mission: to help farmers in developing countries face the challenges of climate change. With this in mind, he created up with the EduClima program, currently piloting in Peru as well as Sri Lanka and Tanzinia. It involves educating citizens and farmers about climate change, and teaching them […]

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Huaraz suffers heavy rainfall and a minor 3.6 magnitude earthquake

Huaraz, capital of Ancash region endured heavy rainfall for about an hour yesterday afternoon. The rainfall caused waterlogging in several streets of the jurisdiction and many businesses on the main street Luzuriaga chose to shut their doors. The downpour started around three o´clock in the afternoon and lasted for 60 minutes. Powerful thunder and hail […]

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Contrasting fortunes in 2017 for Sport Ancash and Sport Rosario

With just two games remaining of Peru’s Segunda División, Sport Ancash have been relegated into the abyss of the Peruvian non-league after a 2-2 draw with Sport Loreto. This tops off their remarkable decline, as only 11 months ago Sport Ancash were one game away from the Primera División. In December 2016, Ancash lost the […]

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Cracks in Peru’s tallest mountain are caused by climate change, say researchers

A research team spent five days ascending the dizzying heights of Peru’s tallest mountain on a scientific expedition to record geological and biological changes on the peak. What they found are worrying signs of the impact of climate change on Huascaran, and highlights the urgency with which an action plan is needed to save the […]

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Jesse Galganov´s father praises local police and indicates not to give up

Canadian citizen Jesse Galganov has been missing for 51 days and sadly, the search for him has not yet resulted in a positive outcome. Almost two weeks ago, Coronel José Zavala Chumbiauca of the Police Division of Huaraz shared some important updates regarding the case of the disappearance of the Montreal student, however, as our […]

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Polish family of mountaineer who died in Ojos del Salado thanks rescue guide from Huaraz

Agnieszka Cruz-Koniak, daughter of the Polish mountaineer who died on Volcano Ojos del Salado (located on the Argentina-Chile border) earlier this month, praised the efforts of mountain guide Eric Albino who, along together with the Grupo de Operaciones Policiales Especiales (GOPE), volunteered his services free of charge to help rescue the body of her father. […]

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Valery Rozov dies after a failed BASE jump attempt in the Himalayas

Rozov was an internationally renowned BASE jumper, a sport reserved for only the most fearless, whereby one free falls from great heights before activating a parachute. In 2013 Rozov made headlines when he broke the record for highest BASE -jump, jumping from Changtse, the northern peak of the Mount Everest massif, from a height of […]

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Rubbish on the rise on popular Santa Cruz Trek

The Santa Cruz Trek is slowly edging its way into the realms of Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon as one of Peru’s main attractions, having even been included amongst the National Geographic’s list of the ‘World’s best hikes.’ The 4 to 5 day trek takes you through luscious green terrains, to the snowy heights of […]

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Local guide shares search details and reveals that Jesse Galganov was last seen in Taullipampa

Earlier this week, the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with Beto Pinto Toledo, manager and founder of local tourism […]

Meet cebiche de chocho, Huaraz’s hearty food icon

Perhaps one of the most popular local dishes of Huaraz, yet one which is often overlooked by travellers, is cebiche […]

Local newspaper spreads painful fake news on Jesse Galganov

What was announced as a huge scoop on the front page of the Friday morning edition of local newspaper Prensa […]

No visits to Pastoruri Glacier; access road closed until the 29th of December

Jesús López Gómez, head of the Huascarán National Park (SERNANP – Huaraz) informed the press and agencies in Huaraz and […]

Memories of the 76th anniversary of the glacial lake outburst of 1941

In 1941, while Europe was suffering the deadliest military conflict in history in absolute terms of total casualties, Huaraz and […]

Priest involved in US pedophile scandal now preaches in Chimbote

Last night, Cuarto Poder, a journalistic research programme broadcasted on America T.V. (channel 4 in Peru) revealed that a priest […]

Sport Rosario extends contracts and will participate in the Copa Sudamericana

On Sunday the 3rd of December, the last matches for the Clausura Tournament of the Primera División were played and […]

Weather expert warns Huaraz will not be spared from waterlogging

University professor and local meteorologist Rafael Figueroa Tauquino lamented that despite of the warnings realised by the Santiago Antúnez de […]

Traditional System of Corongo’s Water Judges become Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Traditional System of Corongo’s Water Judges (Sistema de Jueces de Agua de Corongo) is inscribed on the Representative List […]

Human excrements, plastic bags and remains of food found on Huascarán

The team consisted of eight specialists from the National Research Institute of Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM) which between August […]

Ancash resident and Peruvian actress Claudia Dammert (68) passes away

Beloved actress and devoted resident of the Ancash region, Claudia Dammert, sadly passed away this week. She was 68, and […]

Spanish Red Cross to complete humanitarian help project in Huarmey

In the beginning of March of this year, the province of Huarmey became one of the most affected places in […]

GPS signal indicates Jesse left Huaraz and went to Caraz for Santa Cruz area according to police

No breakthrough yet but some advances after weeks of silence. During his weekly meeting with the press, the head of […]

Trail runner Hernán Henostroza Gamarra from Huaraz wins 38k Misti Sky Race in Arequipa

The youngster from Huaraz just keeps on winning. In May of this year, Hernán Henostroza Gamarra managed to win the […]

How on earth could Jesse Galganov just vanish in Huaraz without a trace?

One month on and the police apparently have absolutely nothing on Jesse Galganov´s disappearance. The two video cameras which captured […]

Travelling at 3000m and the effects of altitude in Huaraz

Four years ago Lionel Messi famously threw up in a football match against Bolivia; Bolivia’s stadium is at 3800m, and […]

18-year-old female Canadian mountaineer rescued from Mount Alpamayo

Eighteen-year-old Canadian Sara Murphy, a mountaineer who was reported missing on October 29th in the Alpamayo mountain range of the […]

Administrator of Kame House states to fully cooperate: ¨Jesse Galganov never arrived at our establishment¨

Christopher Garcia Obregon, owner and administrator of Kame House Backpackers, the hostel where Jesse Galganov ostensibly stayed one night on […]