(i) Have Completed the age of 14 years.
(ii) Have a knowledge of mountainous area covering at least 2 Km. radius and know the routes to the summit or peaks and know the nearest telephone and doctor in case of emergency.
(iii) Find the way to given point in a mountainous area using a compass and Survey of India map (or its local equivalent) and display climbing ability.
(iv) Know the First aid treatment for fractures, dislocation, bruises, concussion, shock and know the method of
transportation of patient.
(v) Have hiked in a mountainous area of at least 1,200 meters height for at least five days (not necessarily consecutive).
(vi) Should have obtained the Rock-climbing Certificate of a recognised course.