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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Early seismic movement awakens citizens Ancash coast

A perceptible tremor of 4.6 on the Richter scale awoke many people on the Ancash shore living in Huarmey, Casma, Culebras, Samanco and Chimbote this morning. The tremor took place at 61 km southeast of the Huarmey coast at a depth of 36 km. It was the first tremor in 2019 that was felt by […]

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Baby with 12 fingers and 12 toes born in Chimbote hospital

A beautiful baby was born in the Hospital La Caleta in Chimbote on the eve of New Year. However, when the doctors took a closer look at the new-born they were stunned. As a matter of fact, they quickly counted 12 fingers, six on each hand. Inspecting the baby’s feet, they furthermore discovered that the […]

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Huanchaco Beach in top 50 best beaches of South America

Earlier this week, the Chamber of Tourism of Huanchaco announced to be proud that Huanchaco Beach was chosen among South America’s top 50 beaches. The ranking was created by the FlightNetwork team who talked to over 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies, to get the scoop on what beaches travel-enthusiasts should add to their […]

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Visitors are prohibited to take plastic into Huascaran National Park

William Martínez Shiñquin, head of the Huascarán National Park, announced that they have issued a provision that prohibits the entry of single-use plastic objects into this protected natural area, in compliance with the Supreme Decree issued by the Ministry of the Environment. Martínez explained that that future visitors and tourists wishing to enter the National […]

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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 agency Andean Climbing, about the damaging fake news which is circulating and causing numerous rumors on whether or not Jesse Galganov has been found. Regrettably, false reports have also reached the headlines of nationwide newspapers, […]

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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 de chocho. The local Huaracinos refer to it as simply “chocho” and it is consumed frequently as a refreshing anytime meal. This traditional, tasty yet simple dish should be an essential gastronomic experience for all […]

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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 Regional, turned out to be a painful, heartbreaking and unforgivable, but above all an awful error in journalism; fake news. Yesterday morning, The Huaraz Telegraph was informed that the local newspaper mentioned before had revealed […]

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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 Lima that the access road to the Pastoruri Glacier will be closed between the 14th of December and the 29th. During this time, sewer repair work will be carried out by the Provincial Road Institute […]

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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 the now called district of Independencia suffered its worst glacial lake outburst flood. According to very interesting and accurate investigations by archaeologist Steven Wegner, the glacial lake outburst of Lake Palcacocha released an estimated combined […]

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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 working in Ancash, is involved in the sexual abuse scandal in the Boston archdiocese. The investigation of the scandal by local newspaper The Boston Globe was the central subject of Tom McCarthy’s film Spotlight in […]

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Archeological monuments suffering water filtrations due to rain

According to declarations made by staff of the Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura de Ancash (DDC), most archeological monuments in the […]

Noise pollution in Huaraz for 99% caused by claxons

A group of teachers and students of the Chao Virú University in Trujillo were to be seen on the main […]

After estimating 8,000 dogs, Huaraz Municipality agrees to tackle stray dog problem

Some tourists ironically call Huaraz the city of dogs and you can´t blame them for that. It´s actually very sad […]

Laguna Palcacocha still without its early warning system

A visit to Lake Palcacocha learned that the lake which caused the 1941 flood in Huaraz and killed approximately 2,000 […]

Heavy rain causes many roads to collapse in Huaraz and Ancash area

The torrential rains that affected the Callejon de Huaylas for the past month have left houses, schools and roads in […]

Certified osteopathy course offered in Huaraz by an Amercian psychotherapist

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed by Danaan Lahey that the International Society of Orthobionomy Peru will be organising a 22-month […]

Meteorologist predicts waterlogging and heavy rainfall in Huaraz

Rafael Figueroa Tauquino predicts more heavy rain for the urban area of Huaraz. Not the news many tourists would like […]

Psychologist: Anxiety is a problem for people in Huaraz’

Psychologist Yalu Palomino Zárate shared her professional point of view on a part of Huaraz society. Having analysed and studied […]

Locals question Huanchaco’s 25th spot in South American beach ranking

In a beach ranking which was created by the FlightNetwork team who talked to over 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers […]

BREAKING: Three Spanish mountaineers and Peruvian guide die on Mateo

An expedition counting four Spanish climbers and their mountain guide from Huaraz (Rubén Dario Alva) was hit by surprise and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]