If you are an achiever who likes to overcome obstacles and challenge nature, you can really test yourself with Scottish winter mountaineering and ice climbing. Local operators offer a number of mountaineering courses of various levels of complexity including hard ice climbing weekends for extreme enthusiasts. Unexperienced climbers are strongly advised to start with training courses and guided mountaineering is prefarable. It would be wise to first try your hand at ice climbing on the indoor ice wall available in Glasgow. The season runs from January to March.