On the slopes of Cima Brenta, recently elected as the highest peak of all the Brenta Dolomites on the basis of the recent 3D surveys with the lidar technique, is the hanging glacier of Cima Brenta (0.04 km2) and not far north the Cima Brenta Est slide (0.02 km2).
In the Brenta Dolomites Group there are 20 small glaciers. They were classified by the New Italian Glacier Inventory published in 2015, based on data collected in 2011. These extend over a total area of 0.86 km2. They have been most affected by the effects of 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