Behind the Massodi and not far away from the Alimonta hut, lies the Brentei glacier with an area of 0.02 km2 based on the survey in 2011. Debris cover is complete today.
The Brentei Glacier lies in the Brenta Dolomites. According to the New Italian Glacier Inventory published in 2015, based on the data collected in 2011, there are 20 small glaciers that extend over a total area of 0.86 km2. They are the glaciers that have been most influenced by the effects of climate change, having recorded the greatest contraction (up to a – 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 (Pyrenean)
Form: Circus-Deep valley
Feeding: Direct + Avalanches
Cadastre C.G.I .: 652