(1) Have completed the age of 18 years.
(2) Have knowledge of a mountainous area covering at least of 4 kms. Radius and show that he is personally acquainted with principal routes to the summit or peaks and to points of interest in the area of emergency.
(3) Draw an intelligible sketch showing such information; and identify peaks from distance by their appearance.
(4) Find his ways to a given point in a mountainous area, using a compass and one inch survey of India map (or its local equivalent) and display climbing ability.
(5) Know local weather conditions, and what to do in emergencies, such as being overtaken by darkness, snow storm and mountain sickness or mist. Know dangers of landslides.
(6) Know first aid treatment for fractures, dislocation, bruises, concussion, shock and oedema of Lungs, know methods of transportation of patients.
(7) Have hiked in a mountainous area at the height of at least 1200 metres for a week out of which at least three nights must be consecutive using minimum hiking equipments.
(8) Have a knowledge of necessary equipments for hiking on mountains in different weather conditions and different attitudes.
(9) Have attended a recognised Basic Course on Mountaineering.