Copap[1][2] (possibly from Quechua qupa the mineral turquoise and the turquoise color, -p a suffix,[3]) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru whose summit reaches about 5,570 metres (18,274 ft)[4] or 5,579 metres (18,304 ft)[2][1] above sea level depending on the source. It is located in Chacas District, Asunción Province, Ancash; in the same massif as Perlilla which belongs to the glacial system of Copap.[1]

Copap
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Copap (center-right) as seen from above
Highest point
Elevation5,570 m (18,270 ft)
ListingList of mountains in the Andes
Coordinates9°17′S 77°20′W / 9.283°S 77.333°W / -9.283; -77.333Coordinates: 9°17′S 77°20′W / 9.283°S 77.333°W / -9.283; -77.333
Geography
Copap is located in Peru
Copap
Copap
Parent rangeAndes, Cordillera Blanca

In 1998, it was reported to have the longest glacier in the Cordillera Blanca range (7 kilometres (4 mi)).[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Alpenvereinskarte 0/3b. Cordillera Blanca Süd (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-937530-05-3.
  2. ^ a b "Copap - Peakbagger.com". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  4. ^ Inventario de Glaciares - Cordillera Blanca (PDF) (in Spanish). Autoridad Nacional del Agua. 2010. p. 60.
  5. ^ Casassa, G.; et al. (1998). "Glaciers in South America". In World Glacier Monitoring Service (ed.). Into the Second Century of Worldwide Glacier Monitoring - Prospects and Strategies (PDF). Renouf Publishing Company Limited. p. 131. ISBN 9789231034343.