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You have solid experience in the mountains or ice climbing. You’ve already completed multiple ascents graded French AD / M3 or harder and long, multi-pitch ice climbs. You are self sufficient with the basic equipment and safety techniques of multi pitch alpine and rock climbing (crampons, ice-axe, rock shoes, harness, belaying and rappelling). You are comfortable on various types of terrain – ice, snow, rock, and mixed. You can lead climb up to French 5 on rock/ gym, grade III ice, and alpine routes up to French PD (M3). You can follow up to French 6a-6b on rock, grade V ice, and alpine routes graded French D.