Technical Difficulty: Snow and ice sections at an angle of 35-45 degrees. Previous experience of using ice axe and crampons is essential. (Alpine PD/AD Scottish Grade 1/2 Rock D).
Fitness: A high level of all round fitness will be required to cope with the exceptionally strenuous nature of these expeditions. A resistance to extreme weather conditions over extended periods of time. Heavy loads over multiple days may need to be carried.