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The Presanella valley glacier (2.60 km2) is the most important in terms of size of the entire mountain range. It occupies the head of the valley, on the northern slope of the massif, on the Park border. Nearby is also the Hanging Presanella glacier (0.02 km2)

The Presanella glaciers

The main glaciers of the Park within the Presanella mountain group are close to the highest mountain in the whole Park, the Cima Presanella (3558 m) and to the ridge. The latter traces its northern boundary with the Torre Scarazon, Monte Gabbiolo, Cima Vermiglio, Cima d’Amola and Cima Vedretta Nera. Like the brothers of Adamello, they too suffer the irremediable consequences of global warming and are in progressive evolution and continuous downsizing.

The Presanella glaciers are less 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: Slope
Feeding: Direct

Inventory C.G.I .: 640

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