Roche Melon

Elevation (feet): 11,605
Elevation (meters): 3,538
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Graian Alps
Latitude: 45.5
Longitude: 7.16667
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1358
First successful climber(s): Bonifacius Rotarius
Nearest major airport: Turin, Italy
Convenient Center: Pont, Italy

Roche Melon, only thirty miles west of Turin, Italy, was the first high Alpine peak to be either attempted or successfully climbed. The climber, Bonifacius Rotarius of Asti, later built a small chapel on the summit, which still stands today.