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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 […]

Yungay 1970-2009: remembering the tragedy of The Earthquake

Yungay 1970-2009: remembering the tragedy of The Earthquake

By Annie Thériault —- Thirty-nine years ago this Sunday, on May 31, 1970, an undersea earthquake off the coast of Casma and Chimbote, north of Lima, triggered one of the most cataclysmic avalanches in recorded history – wiping out the entire highland town of Yungay and most of its 25,000 […]