Copa (mountain)

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Copa
Chucushcaraju, Pamparaju, Carhuacatac
Peru 2010.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 6,188 m (20,302 ft)
Listing List of mountains in the Andes
Coordinates 9°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
Geography
Copa is located in Peru
Copa
Copa
Parent range Cordillera Blanca
Climbing
First ascent 1932[1]

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]

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 names[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - 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. ^ babylon.com
  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.