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Canadian Trekker Missing in Huaraz

Canadian Trekker Missing in Huaraz

Jesse Galganov, a 22-year-old Canadian traveler, has been reported missing in the Huaraz area, after arriving by bus just over two weeks ago. Two rescue teams from the Mountain Guides Association started out yesterday to search for Galganov, according to reports by The Huaraz Telegraph.  Meanwhie, his mother, Alisa Clamen, has […]

Fellow mountaineers and Huaraz locals mourn deaths of 2 American climbers

Fellow mountaineers and Huaraz locals mourn deaths of 2 American climbers

The days-long search for two veteran American climbers who went missing in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountains ended Saturday afternoon with the discovery of  their bodies. Gil Weiss, 29, of Boulder, Colorado, and Ben Horne, 32, of Virginia, were last heard from on July  11, when they headed out toward Quebrada […]

Peru’s Cordillera Blanca rapidly melting, threatens ecosystem

A warming process in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca – the Andean country’s most important glacier system – is causing ice and snow to melt at an accelerated rate, jeopardizing ecosystems, water supplies and the safety of Peruvians in the region, the country’s main water authority reiterated this week.

Quilca Mountain’s snow-covered peak has completely melted away: climate change blamed

Just two years after residents and local authorities first sounded the alarm, climate change is being blamed for the complete disappearance of Quilca Mountain’s snow cap, state news agency Andina reported Monday. “There is no snow left,” said Omar Velásquez, an administrative irrigation technician employed by the San Román Agrarian […]