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 (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
Copap is located in Peru
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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  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 -". 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.