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Under the peaks Cima Mandron (3040 m) and Punta Massari (2846 m), lies the Brenta Superiore (or Mandron) mountain glacier, extending for only 0.02 km2 and with north-western exposure.

The Brenta higher glacier is located in the Brenta Dolomites Group. According to the New Italian Glacier Inventory, published in 2015 based on data collected in 2011, there are 20 small glaciers that cover a total area of 0.86 km2. These are the glaciers that have been most affected by climate change. In fact, they recorded the greatest contraction (up to – 73%). Today, after almost a decade since the last official surveys, the situation has certainly changed. Some of the glaciers have disappeared or are running out.

New Italian Glacier Inventory (2015). 2011 surveys

Type: Mountain (Pirenaico)
Form: Deep Valley
Feeding: Direct + Avalanches
Inventory C.G.I .: 651