Gran Paradiso Logistics Your guide will be a UIAGM internationally qualified high mountain guide, who speaks both French and English. This is the highest qualification for mountain guides, and only they are qualified to take you on high altitude glaciated terrain. Your safety is your guide's primary concern. We have been working with our guides for many years, and they all have a profound knowledge of the region. You may also be accompanied by our founder & Everest summiteer Ricky Munday. We'll have a guide-to-client ratio of 1:4 on Gran Paradiso. You'll carry all your own clothing & equipment in a daypack (35L). All food on the mountain is provided. Breakfasts in the mountain huts usually consist of European-style bread with jam and cheese etc. A typical evening menu would include a hearty soup followed by a pasta dish or stew and then dessert. If you feel like a glass of wine or beer with your meal, please bring cash or a credit card.