Categoría: Culture

A Visit to Willkawain and Ichik Willkawain
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24 mayo, 201525 febrero, 2019

A Visit to Willkawain and Ichik Willkawain

For a tourist in Huaraz, a visit to the Willkawain and Ichik Willkawain archaeological sites is both easy and educational. To get there just requires a short trip by taxi or combi from the city. Alternatively, you can take a two-hour nature hike from the town of Marian, east of Huaraz, but you’ll need a...

Risk Management in Glacial Areas of Peru
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24 mayo, 201525 febrero, 2019

Risk Management in Glacial Areas of Peru

The Peruvian experience applied to similar areas in the Himalayas Glacial water basins in Peru have suffered the impacts of landslides and violent floods whichhave destroyed villages, killed many people and changed the lives of communities in significant ways. This phenomenon, known as GLOF (Glacier Lake Outburst Floods) is considered to have occurred during periods...

A visit to quebrada Quillcayhuanca
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24 mayo, 201525 febrero, 2019

A visit to quebrada Quillcayhuanca

From Huaraz, there is a little-known but very worthwhile hike you can make within the Quebrada Quillcayhuanca, about 15 kilometers east of the city and inside the Huascaran National Park. Rather than tiring yourself out from the start with a not-so-interesting hike from town, it’s better to hire a car to take you at least...

Remembering the Great Flood of 1941 in Huaraz
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26 mayo, 201025 febrero, 2019

Remembering the Great Flood of 1941 in Huaraz

Throughout history, there have been many types of human disasters with natural causes: volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, monsoons, hurricanes, tornados, floods, droughts, blizzards, etc. The Peruvian Andes are no exception, being an area prone to earthquakes, El Niño floods, landslides, ice avalanches and glacial lake outburst floods. One of the earliest such disasters occurred in...

The Recuay Culture
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24 mayo, 201025 febrero, 2019

The Recuay Culture

The most important pre-Hispanic culture of the Department of Ancash, apart from the Chavín culture, was the Recuay culture. It flourished between 100 and 700 A.D. and was widely distributed over most of the modern territory of Ancash, from the Pacific coast to the Marañón River, but especially in the highland regions of the Callejón...

Sesquicentennial of Antonio Raimondi’s first visit to Huaraz
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26 mayo, 200925 febrero, 2019

Sesquicentennial of Antonio Raimondi’s first visit to Huaraz

This year we can observe the 150th anniversary of Antonio Raimondi’s arrival in Huaraz and the beginning of many important discoveries the he made in this region of Peru. Antonio Raimondi Dell’Acqua (1826-1890) was the premier naturalist in Peru in the second half of the 19th century. Born in Milan, Italy, he came to Peru...

Annie Peck Conqueror of Huascarán
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26 mayo, 200825 febrero, 2019

Annie Peck Conqueror of Huascarán

Celebrating the Centennial of Andinism in Peru. Do you know what the sport of andinism is and when it started? Do you know who the first person was to practice it in Peru? The answers may surprise you. A somewhat special definition of andinism is: The sport of high mountain climbing in the Andes, requiring...