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(1) Have completed the age of 14 years.
(2) Have a knowledge of mountainous area covering at least 2 kms. radius and know the nearest telephone and doctor in case of emergency.
(3) Find the way to a given point in a mountainous area using a compass and Survey of India map (or its local equivalent) and display climbing ability.
(4) Know First – aid treatment for fractures, dislocation, bruise, concussion, shock and know method of transportation of a patient.
(5) Have hiked in a mountainous area of at least 1200 metres height for at least three days (not necessarily consecutive).
(6) Should have obtained the Rock Climbing Certificate of a recognized course.

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