The Amola glacier (0.78 km2) is a “black glacier”, covered for more than 2/3 by a debris blanket that reaches even 1 m in thickness. This slows down the fusion and allows the formation of “ice mushrooms”, large boulders supported by an ice stalk. Near the Amola I glacier (0.02 km2).
The Amola glacier and the main glaciers of the Presanella mountain group are located near the highest mountain in the whole Park, the Cima Presanella (3558 m) and the ridge. This traces its northern border with the Torre Scarazon, Monte Gabbiolo, Cima Vermiglio, Cima d’Amola, Cima Vedretta Nera. They too, like the Adamello ones, suffer the irremediable consequences of global warming and are in progressive evolution and continuous downsizing.
The Presanella glaciers are fewer and smaller than those of the nearby Adamello, due to the different shape of the relief.
New Italian Glacier Inventory (2015). 2011 Surveys
Type: Mountain (Pyrenean)
Shape: Deep valley
Feeding: Direct + Avalanches
Inventory C.G.I .: 644