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Postby Andino » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:02 am

Are these new regulations already applied ?
Or is it just a plan at the moment ?

Is it going to be for trekking as well ? (a guide will be compulsory ?)
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Postby ElCapitanKoolAid » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:52 am

They have been not applied yet because this is the low season, but they have been published in El Peruano. A committe from the UIAA went to Peru last month to have talk with the people in charge of these regulations. It is not known yet what's the outcome.
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Postby Haliku » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:50 am

Any news as a new climbing season approaches?
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Postby Buz Groshong » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:54 pm

Myzantrope wrote:

Is it going to be for trekking as well ? (a guide will be compulsory ?)


My reading of the regulations (translated version) says yes. But bear in mind that this only applies to Huascaran National Park, so it won't apply to the Huayhuash trek (and it won't apply to climbing in the Huayhuash).
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Postby Andino » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:32 pm

Does the Huascaran National Park covers the whole of Cordillera Blanca ?

In the Huaraz area, the only possible way to trek without a guide is now in Cordillera Huayhuash ?
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Postby Buz Groshong » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:52 pm

Yes, Huascaran National Park covers all of the Cordillera Blanca. www.huaylas.com has some simple diagramatic maps that show the approximate park boundary.
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Postby ElCapitanKoolAid » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:35 am

Cordillera huayhuash does not belong to Parque Nacioanl Huascaran. As far as I know regulations will be in effect.But, bear in mind that it will be the first year, so some chaos will occur.
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Postby Haliku » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:43 pm

Can anyone provide a current update/link on this topic? I had hoped to climb in Peru this year but if I MUST take a guide I'll go elsewhere. Cheers!
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Postby pvalchev » Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:37 pm

What is the current situation with this?

Somehow I had not heard of this imminent closure until now, bah! I already have flights booked and partners for climbing there in June, so needless to say I am a little shocked and wish I had found this earlier...
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Postby Andinistaloco » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:00 pm

pvalchev wrote:What is the current situation with this?

Somehow I had not heard of this imminent closure until now, bah! I already have flights booked and partners for climbing there in June, so needless to say I am a little shocked and wish I had found this earlier...


pvalchev, what were you planning on climbing? I'm heading down to Peru in June myself.
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Postby Andinistaloco » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:00 pm

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Postby ElCapitanKoolAid » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:38 pm

I am heading there in June and whatever happens I will deal with it there. There is no use of biting your nails from 8,000 mi away.
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Postby pvalchev » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:00 pm

Thanks, I'll be doing the same and we'll see how it goes.

juh33, landing in Lima on June 9 and staying until first week of July, I'll PM you.
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Postby KevinCraig » Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:32 am

p. 20 of the Autumn 2006 issue of the American Alpine News says the following:

"Authorities for Peru's national parks have agreed in principle to relax the "mandatory guides" regulation approved in July for all of the Huascaran National Park... The INRENA wasn't willing to return to the previous unrestricted access for climbers and hikers, but the proposed revisions will permit members of institutions affiliated with the UIAA to climb without hiring a mountain guide or official "tourist service provider." All trekkers will be allowed in the park without guides, as trekking will no longer be defined as a "risk sport." "

As of the publication date it was unclear exactly how member climbers would accredit themselves and/or whether they could avoid regulation by joining a Peruvian club on the spot in Lima or Huaraz. Apparently the new national parks and protected areas directors were unaware of the protests that the original, restrictive rules generated. The UIAA visit seems to have helped this situation and the UIAGM apparently pressured the Peruvian guide association(s?) to oppose the regs too.
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