Copa (mountain)

Copa[2][3][4] (possibly from qupa, a Quechua word for the mineral turquoise and the turquoise color[5]) is a mountain in the Andes of Peru whose summit reaches about 6,188 metres (20,302 ft) above sea level. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Asunción Province, Chacas District, and in the Carhuaz Province, Marcará District, south-east of Hualcán.[6]

Chucushcaraju, Pamparaju, Carhuacatac
Peru 2010.jpg
Highest point
Elevation6,188 m (20,302 ft)
ListingList of mountains in the Andes
Coordinates9°16′S 77°31′W / 9.267°S 77.517°W / -9.267; -77.517Coordinates: 9°16′S 77°31′W / 9.267°S 77.517°W / -9.267; -77.517
Copa is located in Peru
Parent rangeCordillera Blanca
First ascent1932[1]

Lake Allicocha lies south-east of Copa while Lake Lejiacocha is located to the south-west of the mountain.[4] Legiamayo River originates from mount Copa, in the area nearby Lake Lejiacocha.[4]

Alternative namesEdit

Copa is also named Chucushcaraju[2] (possibly from Quechua chukuy to make someone put a headdress on / crouch, bend down, -sqa a suffix, rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[5][7][8] "headdressed mountain with snow" or "crouched mountain with snow"), Pamparaju[9] (possibly from Quechua pampa a large plain,[5] "plain mountain with snow") or Carhuacatac[10] (possibly from Quechua qarwa leaf worm, larva of a beetle / pale / yellowish / golden, qataq someone who covers someone or something with a blanket, t'aqaq sower).[5][7]


  1. ^ Neate, Jill (1994). Mountaineering in the Andes. RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition
  2. ^ a b "Nevado Copa". mincetur. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Peru 1:100 000, Carhuás (19-h). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú).
  4. ^ a b c Alpenvereinskarte 0/3a. Cordillera Blanca Nord (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-928777-57-2.
  5. ^ a b c d Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  6. ^ - UGEL map of the Asunción Province (Ancash Region)
  7. ^ a b Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  8. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2014-12-29. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  9. ^ John F. Ricker, Yuraq Janka: A Guide to the Peruvian Andes
  10. ^ Morales Arnao, Cesar (1968). Andinismo en la Cordillera Blanca. Ediciones Turismo Andino. p. 47.